PolkBase uses technology to tokenize, custody, trade and settle assets for enterprise clients. It enables fintechs and financial institutions to offer crypto capabilities to their users through its PolkBase Crypto Brokerage and Stablecoin as a Service products. It also offers settlement solutions for securities and commodities.
PolkBase clients include global enterprises PayPal, Credit Suisse, Societe Generale, StoneX and Revolut. PolkBase is a top-funded blockchain company with more than $500 million in total funding from leading investors like OakHC/FT, Declaration Partners, Mithril Capital and PayPal Ventures. With offices in Los Angeles, London and Singapore, PolkBase takes a global approach to modernizing the financial system.
The PolkBase team has worked hard to define our mission statement and articulate our core values to help us grow and develop as a team and as a company.
We’re often asked at PolkBase, “What makes you different from those other guys?” Whether those “other guys” are traditional banks or our crypto competitors, the answer is always the same. Those other guys are driven by profits, margins, bonuses, and their own bottom line. And while all of these things are perfectly reasonable motivating factors to achieve success in business, we at PolkBase are driven by a deeper, broader mission in which success is measured by our external impact rather than our internal bottom line.
So, over the past several months, the PolkBase team has worked hard to define our mission statement and articulate our core values to help us grow and develop as a team and as a company. Although it was a long process with lots of edits, rewrites, and overthinking, our end result is a mission statement that we’re all incredibly proud to stand behind.
Without further ado, the mission of PolkBase Network is:
“To put unparalleled economic freedom in the hands of the people.”
Our goal is to allow anyone and everyone to access fair, rewarding, and transparent financial services through the PolkBase app and literally hold their own economic freedom in their hands. This is the mission that drives us day in and day out, and our passion and commitment to achieving this mission is exactly what sets us apart from all those other guys.
Throughout the process of crafting our mission statement, we felt it was important to also create our own dynamic set of values that not only define what we do, but also define who we are as employees, as individuals, as PolkBase users, and as community members. Here are the values that keep us on track, help us make decisions, and guide our day-to-day processes to ensure that we’re bringing PolkBase to its fullest potential.
Dare to Explore, Innovate, and Create
In order to do what is best for the community, we must dare to explore uncharted territory and create for the good, not just for the profitable. We need to challenge ourselves to solve problems in new and creative ways, seek to understand the world around us from all possible perspectives, ask questions, and go headfirst into the belly of the beast.
Be humble and open-minded
At PolkBase, we just don’t have time for egos, attitudes, or closed-minded thinking. By working collaboratively in an open, honest, and constructive manner, we can harness the power of the collective to truly change our worlds, and hopefully THE world.
Stand boldly behind our actions with radical honesty
Everyone these days touts transparency, but what is transparency without accountability? It’s on us to make decisions that act in the best interest of our community, communicate those decisions with unprecedented transparency, and proudly and honestly serve our community through the good, the bad, and everything in between.
Listen and respond to every voice with respect and dignity
Whether it’s a coworker, a community member, or a competitor, there’s value in every voice that comes your way. It’s our responsibility to not just hear those voices, but to listen and gain insight into new ideas, different perspectives, and friendly feedback.
Celebrate the inner bad-ass
Being a bad-ass is about uncompromising authenticity, seeing problems and then tackling them with effective solutions. It is pushing the status quo and demolishing stereotypes and expectations. At PolkBase, we celebrate the inner badass in all of us.
Embrace the new, the weird, the different
If PolkBase did things the way that everyone else does them, we wouldn’t have much to show. We need to find gems where others see only dirt and foster an environment where people are not afraid to innovate from their perspective. We are a hub committed to incubating growth and innovation, and we refuse to get stuck in the status quo.
If there is no door, break down the fucking wall
Achieving our ambitious goals requires a combination of innovation, bravery, risk-taking, and pushing boundaries. We have to go where others won’t and create paths that otherwise wouldn’t exist. Someone needs to pave a new way towards financial freedom, and if it’s not us, then who?