👋Who We Are

The team, mission, and values

The following statements have been adopted by the Kintsu team and act as a driving force in all we do. Every decision that is made by the Kintsu team considers whether it helps achieve our mission & vision and if it is in line with our values.

Mission Statement

Our mission at Kintsu is to drive the next phase of decentralized finance, starting by developing liquid staked token (LST) protocols across zk-blockchain networks. Summarized well in his post titled, The Three Transitions, Vitalik talks about how blockchain will need to evolve to have trustless scalability, privacy, and a better user experience if we are going to achieve the lofty goals that make up the web3 movement as a whole.

We build core infrastructure. With a strong focus on building, monetizing, and decentralizing open-source infrastructure, we are able to maximize our impact and continue doing the work we've set out to do.

Vision Statement

At Kintsu, our vision is to provide innovative solutions that enable users to seamlessly unlock the value of their staked assets and empower them to freely navigate between diverse blockchain networks, to access a wide range of DeFi applications, services, and opportunities.

By expanding the reach of Liquid Staked Tokens and pioneering its interoperability, we envision a world where users can unlock the full potential of decentralized finance, fostering financial empowerment and inclusion on a global scale.

Value Statement

  • Innovation: We are driven by a culture of innovation, continuously exploring new frontiers in blockchain technology and DeFi. We embrace novel concepts, push boundaries, and challenge the status quo to deliver cutting-edge solutions that transform the way users engage with decentralized finance. Our commitment to innovation fuels our pursuit of groundbreaking advancements and ensures that we remain at the forefront of the industry.

  • Interoperability: We recognize the importance of interoperability as the key to unlocking the true potential of decentralized finance. We are dedicated to building an interoperable protocol that facilitates seamless cross-chain interactions among LSTs, enabling users to transfer and utilize their staked assets across multiple blockchain networks. Our focus on interoperability aims to create a cohesive and interconnected DeFi ecosystem, where users can seamlessly access a myriad of opportunities regardless of the underlying blockchain.

  • Empowerment: We believe in the power of decentralized finance to empower individuals and communities worldwide. Our solutions are designed to provide users with greater control over their financial assets, enabling them to participate in DeFi activities, earn yields, and access financial services with ease. By expanding access to DeFi and fostering financial inclusion, we aim to empower individuals to take control of their financial future.

  • Security and Trust: The security and trust of our users are of paramount importance to us. We are committed to implementing robust security measures and industry best practices to ensure the safety of users' assets and data. We strive to create a high level of trust within the Kintsu community and the broader DeFi ecosystem, promoting transparency, accountability, and reliability in all our endeavors.

  • Community Collaboration: Our community is at the heart of everything we do. We value the input, engagement, and expertise of our community members and actively seek their involvement in shaping the future of Kintsu. We foster a collaborative environment that encourages open communication, feedback, and the co-creation of ideas. Together, we are building a strong and vibrant community-driven ecosystem that drives the advancement of DeFi.

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