Hey API3 community, throwing my hat in the ring here for delegation. I am a big fan of this project and I think it’s important and healthy to have participation from delegates outside of the core team.
My name is Pedro Torres-Mackie, I’m the founder of a VC firm called Quotidian Ventures in New York and have been investing in early stage startups for over 10 years, with a few unicorns and over 20 exits under my belt.
I am an early backer of API3 and currently hold over 1,200,000 API3 tokens, so I have real skin in the game. Additionally, I am highly incentivized to pay attention to all the important proposals and vote for the ones that bring real value to the project, while also providing real constructive criticism to proposals I don’t agree with.
I think the next few years are going to be key for oracles in general and API3 is well positioned to be a leader in the space. I want to help us achieve that goal. Drawing on my network and experience as an investor in and outside of the crypto space, I hope to use my voting power to help nudge and support the API3 team and community towards building the most valuable oracle network possible.
Some things that will be important to me as a delegate:
- Transparency: I will encourage the team to always be transparent and forthcoming with the community, and will support proposals that offer transparency in use of funds and decision making. I think this is one of the most important principles for any community to thrive.
- Decentralization: I will tend to vote for proposals that drive the project towards more decentralization and less control in fewer hands.
- Efficient use of resources: With all of the project’s resources, be it time, money or others, I will encourage the spending of those resources in the most efficient way possible, to provide the largest return to the project. It’s easy to get wasteful and I will try to remind folks of ways we can avoid that.
- Responsible risk-taking: We are in a space that is fast-moving and incredibly innovative. We can’t stand still for very long, and I aim to encourage us to always be taking responsible risks that do not pose catastrophic downside for the project, but that can represent outsized value if successful.
Find me at pedro.eth and feel free to each out to me on Discord at ptm#9011 or Twitter at @pedro with any questions. I look forward to working with you all to make API3 as successful as possible!