As active members of the Tezos Community from the very beginning, we started to stake for ourselves at the launch of the betanet. With the ecosystem developing we decided to found a company and offer a fully compliant and professional staking service for private and institutional clients. This is the first step towards broad adoption of Tezos because it enables stakeholders to contribute to the network security protected by a professional legal framework.
Our Customer Promises
We strive to provide our customers with the best possible service. Our fair and reasonable fee enables us to operate a professional infrastructure in Germany. This ensures maximum availability, the best possible efficiency and thus stable nominal yields for our customers. StakeNow is operated publicly, within a compliant and legal framework. We therefore automatically pay the sales tax on our delegation sales to the German tax authorities.
We support network stability and censorship-resistance through decentralization. This is why we are against excessive bond pooling, which in the long term harms the network by concentrating power on a few validators. We also embrace the core values and principles of Tezos. The idea of a decentralized web naturally comes with privacy protection. As a result, we do everything to protect your anonymity and do not collect any personal data which should belong to you. Furthermore, the Tezos ecosystem is driven by a grassroots movement through the relentless work of each individual in the community. This is possible through the spirit of participation and self empowerment which is reflected by the focus on open source software and education. We contribute to projects like the Tezos Reward Distributor and spread the gospel of Tezos.
We ensure the secure use of public blockchain systems by further developing the tax and legal framework in Europe and Germany in particular. In addition, we support decentralization and thus the stability of the Tezos ecosystem by promoting adoption among private individuals and companies.
The greatest challenges of our generation are the fight against the climate change and the ability to validate the flood of information that we encounter in our daily life. Being able to make decisions on our own and mold the world around us by being informed - uninfluenced by algorithms and artificial intelligence. The latter is best ensured by protecting our own data and metadata. A privacy oriented, decentralized payment system which each individual can be a part of, shape and understand is one stepping stone to overcome financial illiteracy. We want Tezos to be the basis for our emancipation, leading the self-empowerment of each and every person to be a part of what is our daily need: Financial transactions.
Who are we?
Daniel worked for several years for a family-run German investment bank. Most recently, he was responsible for the project controlling as senior manager. He graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich with a B.Sc. in Statistics. Furthermore, he is interested in the blockchain-, cryptocurrency- and decentralized finance space since 2014 and got involved in Tezos in mid-2017.
Carlo van Driesten
Carlo graduated from TU München with an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. He is currently working at BMW as Systems Architect for Virtual Test & Validation with a focus on international standardization of simulation interfaces.
Ahmed is in his final year of a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technical University of Munich. He is taking part at a mentorship master’s elite program of the BMW Group and working in the context of autonomous driving.
Roy is a Full Stack Developer from The Netherlands. Having started building websites for fun 20 years ago, he’s experienced the evolution of the web first hand. Now with the next generation, the decentralised web, he is even more excited to be part of the game.