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KRONOS seeks to tokenize the best hedge fund strategies in an innovative two-token system. Our ecosystem unites the world’s top trading talent in a platform built for decentralized governance and fueled by our utility token, KRON.
We will be issuing a limited distribution of these tokens*. Please enter your email address to be added to our whitelist.
Crypto markets are notoriously volatile and fast moving. Combined with human biases, low liquidity and inexperience, it's no wonder many perform poorly in secondary markets.
Of course, there are some who are consistently profitable - extremely profitable when volatility is high, but their strategies are exclusively enjoyed by the top hedge funds.
Even those with significant wealth have only a small chance of gaining access to these exclusive funds.
Kronos changes it all - for all in crypto.
1% of people control 50% of global wealth - Elite trading talent is only open to the elite. Kronos disagrees. We source and nurture elite talent and create a path so that KRON holders can have first access to their strategies.
The volatility in crypto markets can be extreme, making it very difficult to trade for even professionals. Correlation is also very high so simply buying a basket of tokens does NOT offer significant diversification.
We are changing the rules once and for all. All KRON holders will have a chance to access the best strategies in quantitative trading and other investments within crypto. The mission of the KRONOS project is to:
- Attract, foster and retain the best trading talent globally
- Remove access barriers to the top investments
- Maximize resilience of ecosystem through intelligence of decentralized governance
KRONOS is an understanding that access to the best trading strategies should be done in a fairer way. Using blockchain smart contracts, we want to tokenize the benefits and governance of strategies normally open only to an elite few.
We are building towards this ambitious goal through a dual token structure -- utility & security intertwined.
Our utility token KRON can be used to pay fees or petition services, fuels an eventual decentralization of governance, and carries loyalty benefits through the entire ecosystem.
Our security tokens (coming Q2 2019, or sooner) represent the underlying assets of each strategy. They can be redeemed during redemption periods, but can also be traded on exchanges.
Our strategies carry a range of risk and return profiles, but are generally uncorrelated from the market. This means they can profit even when asset prices are falling. We will begin with high-frequency market making and proprietary trading, but will quickly add teams to trade "smart index", statistical arbitrage, and discretionary small-cap strategies.
We are uniquely designed to benefit from mutual synergies. Liquidity, transaction costs, and execution quality all improve when a diverse set of strategies are able to work together.
Jack is a seasoned trader and blockchain advocate.
He spent ten years in finance as a trader and structurer before embarking on a blockchain career. Jack bought his first Bitcoin in 2014 after the Mt. Gox hack, and is now an avid crypto trader.
Jack graduated with a finance degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.
Co-Founder, Head of Trading
Mark is an experienced quantitative researcher, trader, and developer, with more than a decade of experience at high frequency trading firms in New York and Chicago. He specializes in short-term price prediction, execution models, and market microstructure.
Mark leads our research team, and believes that the key to successful trading is an incessant dedication to coming up with new ideas.
He graduated with a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and a second major in Business, and M.S. in Computer Engineering, all from Carnegie Mellon University in four years.
I-Ting is an experienced data scientist and an expert in deep learning. He graduated with a degree in physics from National Taiwan University, and spent several years working as a data analyst.
He enjoys applying statistical techniques to new datasets, and is highly ranked on the machine learning competition site Kaggle.
Jennifer has been with Ogilvy & Mather Advertising(Taiwan) for 5.5 years.
As an Account Manager, she's familiar with daily client service, research/market analysis, strategy/creative development and execution for global brands on large campaigns and events.
She graduated with B.S. in Psychology & Entrepreneurship from University of Southern California
Quantitative Researcher & Trader
Andrew graduated from National Taiwan University with a Bachelor’s in Physics and a Master’s in Financial Engineering. He has a strong interest in astronomy, and conducted research at the Academia Sinica exploring the dust content of high-redshift galaxies.
He later worked as a quantitative volatility trader at CTBC Bank and Win & Fun Capital, developing intraday strategies on equity index options.
Community Leader and Marketing
Verna is our social media expert. She previously worked at Ogilvy One, where she specialized in leveraging the reach of social media platforms to make marketing content more relevant & engaging.
Verna has a Masters in Strategy and Innovation from the University of Southampton.
Community Leader and Marketing
Henry leads the technical side of our marketing effort and leverages his quantitative background and community building expertise to share our vision.
He speaks four languages fluently, and has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST)
Lead Blockchain Engineer
Joe handles quantitative development across our trading and blockchain teams.
He previously worked as a product engineer at IBM Watson, bringing several AI services to market, and became well versed in many machine learning techniques and applications.
Joe graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering.
Lead Engineer, Systems Architect
Kaede is a technology leader, full stack engineer/architect, designer, and teacher.
He is a co-founder of the largest social media site in Taiwan, PTT BBS, and was a lead engineer at Yahoo!
Kaede graduated with a degree in Information Management from National Taiwan University.
Establish API connections
Begin alpha research
Launch of website & branding
Private sale starts
Market making service begins
Discretionary small-cap starts
Market making service scales
Managed futures strategy begins
team grows to ~25 in Taipei
High frequency strategy begins
Begin onboarding external trading teams
Issue utility token(KRON)
Options strategy begins
Initial issue and listing of security tokens