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Our vision is to empower global participation in securing the decentralized internet.

Alluvial is the operating company supporting the development of the Liquid Collective protocol.



WHAT IS LIQUID COLLECTIVE?

Liquid Collective is the secure liquid staking standard: a protocol with multi-chain capabilities designed to meet the needs of institutions, built and run by a collective of leading web3 teams. The protocol is stewarded by an independent industry consortium, which includes The Liquid Foundation, Alluvial, Coinbase Cloud, Figment, Kiln, Rome Blockchain Labs, Kraken, Staked, and other web3 industry participants. Liquid Collective will be governed in a decentralized manner by a broad and dispersed community of industry participants.


WHAT IS LIQUID STAKING?

Liquid staking is a rapidly growing alternative to locking up user's tokens and contributing to the security of proof-of-stake blockchains. Whereas traditional methods of staking are subject to bonding and unbonding periods (ranging from days to weeks), liquid staking provides stakers with increased liquidity and capital efficiency. Token holders stake their token and receive a receipt token as evidence of their ownership. The receipt token can be transferred, stored, traded, and utilized in DeFi or supported dapps.


HOW LARGE IS THE LIQUID STAKING MARKET TODAY?

Liquid staking has been experiencing rapid adoption. In 2022, liquid staking on Ethereum alone grew to represent over 30% of staked ETH. Alluvial expects to see this trend continue as liquid stakers benefit from increased liquidity and capital efficiency, all while contributing to the security of the underlying network.



Team

Austin Echtenkamp
Austin Echtenkamp
Chief of Staff
Mara Schmiedt
Mara Schmiedt
CGO
Mark Forscher
Mark Forscher
CMO
Matt Leisinger
Matt Leisinger
Co-founder & CEO
Mike Taormina
Mike Taormina
Co-founder & COO
Nicolas Maurice
Nicolas Maurice
Co-founder & CTO
Zied Brini
Zied Brini
Delivery Director


Our mission is to collectively build the most trusted and secure liquid staking standard.

How do we empower new users, who will bring the next wave of capital, to participate in securing this new decentralized internet? We're building a new type of organization and a new liquid staking standard for the ecosystem. Our approach requires collaboration across many different parties, each with their own vision, perspective, and interests. What brings everyone together to participate in this audacious effort?



Values

“Clear, meaningful purpose and compelling ethical principles evoked from and shared by all participants should be the essence of every institution.”

—Dee Hock, One From Many

Alluvial's values

CORE VALUES

Shared values unite and inspire us. Our core values are our pillars: the foundation of how we manage ourselves, our colleagues, and working relationships with our partners.



EXTENDED VALUES

Our extended values, at the intersection of our core values, inspire how we build together collectively.



Interested in joining us?

View all open roles on our careers page.



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