Discourse ID: @DylanS
Country of Residence: Israel
High School: Herzlia, Cape Town, South Africa
High School: Ner Yisroel Toronto, Canada
Ner Israel Yeshiva College: Bachelor of Talmudic Law
STEP Member 2008-2014: https://www.step.org/
2008-2012: An independent private banker representing over 20 Swiss, US & Singapore banks to high-net-worth individuals & family offices. Some of the banks were UBS, Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, Pictet & Cie, BNP Paribas. Credit Agricole, JP Morgan. Also worked closely with lawyers, accountants & off-shore trusts to ensure clients taxation & succession planning were optimized.
2012-2021: Fine Art consultant working closely with auction houses such as Sothbys, Christies & Bonhams as well as private galleries to broker & authenticate pieces for high net worth clients.
Founder of Crown Capital DAO: collectors clubs focused on Triple AAA blockchain games & metaverse platforms https://crowncapital.games/
Founder of Fat Cats DAO: collectors club focused on Blue Chip NFT Brands: https://www.fatcats.art/
WGMI Media: Senior correspondent. Host of their Twitter spaces & panels.
Midnight Labs: core team of Giancarlo Chaux’s token gated community
I am a strong believer in & proponent of decentralization, innovation & exploring alternative governance structures. The Ape DAO is at the forefront of everything I love about Web3. My professional experience, passion & values will complement the vision of this DAO. I will advocate for the interest of all holders by acting as an approachable, articulate and compassionate point of contact.
I work full time in the Web3 and in particular chair the boards of Crown Capital & Fat Cats DAOs, both of which deal with many of the governance, regulatory & holder needs that Ape DAO’s Special Council will be focused on.
In addition I hold a large number of Yuga Assets directly and indirectly via the aforementioned DAOs & spend a large portion of my time researching the ecosystem as well as speaking to holders of are types be they whales or dolphins.
I am extremely passionate about art, collecting, gaming & the Metaverse renaissance; being able to assist a council that is focused on advancing so many of the areas I devote my time to and love would be a true honor and privilege.
During the 2008 crises and beyond I worked as a private banker specializing in high-net-worth individuals & family offices. I oversaw accounting openings, compliance, asset managers, private equity deals, succession planning and the formation and management of off-shore structures.
In 2012 I pivoted to the fine art world where I acted as a consultant and bridge between the aforementioned clientele, artists, galleries & auction houses helping to track down and authenticate rare & valuable works of art & jewelry from rare imperial jade to modern sculptures.
I have also spent the better part of a decade in Metaverse platforms & games such as Second Life, Minecraft, World of Warcraft & Magic the Gathering; where I ran numerous guilds & roleplay communities. I have been an avid collector since the age of 9 with eclectic interests ranging from Chinese Jade to pre-blockchain digital art. I believe that my direct collector and player experience has given me a unique insight into the needs of different holders & participants in this expanding ecosystem.
As the founder and chairman of two DAOs as well as a regular speaker on the topics of governance & the coming Metaverse, I bring both the theoretical & practical know how to help steward this DAO. I am an avid researcher and critical thinker who is not scared to think outside of the box. I strive to be as objective as possible. My professional career as well as my years playing games gives me the breadth of experience to both understand the needs of the overall ecosystem and individual members respectively.
I intend to be very giving of my time, strive to be approachable. I will aim to listen and speak to a large and diverse sampling of holders so as to avoid tunnel vision and complacency. I will focus on bringing as much professionalism and traditional best practices to the DAO as possible while also exploring new forms of governance being born in Web3. A strong proponent of free-speech and individual sovereignty I will be strive to be an upstanding denizen of Ape DAO, Web3 and an ambassador of our values.
The Ape DAO & Yuga ecosystem are the embodiment of everything I love about Web3. I am passionate about governance, decentralization and the coming Metaverse; spending my time managing DAOs that deal with many issues that Ape DAO is currently dealing with or will face. I am an avid researcher, critical thinker and regularly host spaces & panels devoted to all things Web3.
In addition to my years of professional experience in the worlds of finance, fine art & Web3. I have also been an avid collector, gamer & metaverse explorer bringing with me direct experience and a deep understanding of the members and user needs.
Actions speak louder than words and though this space is still in its infancy my track record in it will show that I am extremely hard working, passionate, driven & devoted to seeing the internet of the future flourish beyond even Satoshi Nakamoto’s wildest dreams.