Pre-DAO governance, $WHALE will not be for everyone given the centralization of management in WhaleShark. Given this, there are several key points that we would like to highlight:
WhaleShark has gone through an identity verification process with 10 outstanding members of the NFT community to confirm the following information claims. These verification members were provided access to WhaleShark's personal identification, personal information, educational background, professional background and specifics to a portion of his net worth. Here is the information that has been shared in the $WHALE white paper:
My experience is founded in a successful track record across a variety of industries, functions and companies, that also includes being one of the most successful individual investors in the Crypto space (since 2012). I have a strong educational background from two of the most premier institutions in the world that includes 3 bachelor degrees (one is Econometrics) and an MBA. Over the course of the last 17 years, I have helped build, lead, acquire and sell companies across the world, and today, own several successful companies in the Artificial Intelligence, Retail, Traditional Finance and Brand Management industries. NFTs form a relatively small portion of my wealth portfolio and the primary driver for the development of $WHALE is to Give Back and Move Forward"
WhaleShark's track record and accomplishments in multiple industries over the last 15 years are pristine. As an individual who values his reputation as an honest, diligent and ethical business leader, he would not jeopardize my professional standing for any amount of money.
WhaleShark would fully encourage and accept that the 10 identity verification members unveil his identity and report him to the relevant authorities for criminal punishment if it has been proven that he has not managed The Vault in an honest and ethical manner.
The Vault constitutes a minuscule portion of WhaleShark's total net worth. With zero liabilities or loans, he has been fortunate enough to have earned strongly and invested wisely over the last decade. Despite the relative size of the NFT space compared to his investments in other unrelated industries, he continue to invest and create projects such as $WHALE in the NFT space as this is a hobby that he is extremely passionate about.