Project Spotlight: Swarms.Finance

Project Spotlight: Swarms.Finance


August 11, 2023

Welcome to Kadena Project Spotlight Series, where we highlight the groundbreaking work of organizations currently building and innovating on the Kadena blockchain!

Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Swarms.Finance! Swarms.Finance is a platform built on the Kadena blockchain, with a mission to transform Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) within the world of decentralized finance (DeFi). The platform provides a comprehensive suite of tools and features for managing funds, investments, liquidity, swaps, payments, and purchases.

1. Can you explain the mechanics of how Swarms.Finance will work in terms of the creation and management of DAOs?

Swarms.Finance’s user-friendly interface makes it incredibly easy to create and manage DAOs of various shapes and sizes. Whether you are interested in establishing a DAO that embodies the principles of equality, or one with distinct roles and permissions akin to a Discord channel, our intuitive interface and application allows users to experience a streamlined step-by-step setup process, enabling the creation of a fully functional DAO in just 10 minutes.

Once a DAO is established, members gain access to the Swarms Dashboard, where they can propose and vote on blockchain actions, such as fund transfers and DEX Swaps. The dashboard is thoughtfully organized into sections, ensuring effortless navigation, with the “Proposals” section serving as a central hub for creating proposals.

At Swarm.Finance, we are committed to supporting DAOs through consultation, marketing assistance, minor programming, and expert advice. Despite the success of our early-stage DAOs, we are eager to extend our support to the right groups looking to curate and nurture their DAOs. For eligible groups, we may even provide startup KDA, demonstrating our dedication to fostering the growth of promising DAO initiatives.

2. What sets Swarms.Finance apart from other DAO platforms?

Swarms.Finance proudly holds the distinction of being the first DAO factory platform on Kadena. Our core mission revolves around providing users with trusted environments and communities, nurturing thriving DAO projects. We believe that trust serves as the cornerstone of successful communities and endeavors.

One of our most distinctive features is the ability for DAOs to exist simultaneously on multiple chains. Whether a DAO is initially created on chain 1 and later expanded to chain 2 or any other number of chains within the Kadena Blockchain, our platform empowers DAO creators to take their initiatives to where they are needed most.

Furthermore, Swarms.Finance offers a diverse array of integrated apps within the platform. For instance, if your DAO exists on chain 1, you can effortlessly utilize the KDS DEX, while a DAO situated on chain 2 can seamlessly access the Ecko DEX. We continuously work on integrating popular apps into Swarms.Finance, pushing its evolution into the premier DAO platform on Kadena.

3. What are the advantages or unique features of using Kadena for building DAOs compared to other blockchain platforms?

In addition to Kadena’s multi-chain capabilities, a key differentiating factor that sets Kadena apart from other blockchains lies in its approach to gas fees and gas stations. Swarms.Finance harnesses the innovative concept of Kadena gas stations, giving users the power to easily migrate their DAOs across diverse chains without incurring any fees.

Even in cases where users do encounter gas fees on the Kadena platform, they are remarkably low, measured in fractions of a penny. This exceptional cost-efficiency makes running a DAO on Kadena a highly practical and viable endeavor. Our commitment to reducing gas fees and facilitating fee-less migration exemplifies Swarms.Finance’s dedication to creating a user-friendly and economically feasible environment for DAO operations.

4. What can we expect from Swarms.Finance in 6 months? In 1 year?

We have ambitious plans for Swarms.Finance, including expanding our application integrations. As new apps emerge, we are committed to seamlessly connecting them to our platform, making it effortless for DAOs to leverage the full potential of Kadena’s ecosystem. Additionally, we are developing Discord bot functionalities.

Looking ahead, our vision encompasses delivering top-tier trust-building tools to the community. We are devoted to continually refining and enhancing Swarms.Finance, striving to provide the most comprehensive and user-friendly tools for cultivating trust, facilitating community growth, and empowering DAO operations on the Kadena blockchain.

5. What attracted you to Kadena? What has it been like building on Kadena?

Our primary concerns revolved around the limitations of Proof of Work smart contracts and scalability within the Ethereum ecosystem. We endeavored to collaborate with the Ethereum community and initiate a bootstrap project that was hindered by exorbitant costs and a sense of exclusivity that made it difficult for outsiders to participate fully. The Pact smart contract language was extremely attractive to us as it was easy to learn, and we felt completely secure while using it.

Likewise, other developers in our team also began their journey on Ethereum and encountered vulnerabilities in Solidity, prompting a shift in their perceptions of the platform. In contrast, Kadena’s non-Turing completeness introduces certain programming challenges; however, it significantly enhances security levels, instilling greater confidence in the platform’s reliability and robustness.

Many thanks to Swarms.Finance for sharing their vision of what reshaping and redefining DAOs in the world for DeFi looks like. We’ll be featuring more Project Spotlights in the coming weeks, so stay tuned as we’ll continue to profile innovative organizations that are currently building on Kadena!

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