Our mission is to create a more open, transparent, and secure financial system where everybody has access to high quality financial tools.

With the rise of decentralized technologies like blockchain, we think the time to build it is now.

What are we building?

We are building a decentralized exchange for margin trading and eventually derivatives. With dYdX users can trade, borrow, and lend any supported asset.

dYdX is powered by smart contracts on the Ethereum Blockchain, which eliminates the need to trust a central exchange while trading.

Why is this important?

Powerful financial products like margin and derivatives are essential. They empower traders to better manage risk, more efficiently allocate capital, and express more complex opinions on price and volatility.

However, access to these tools is very limited by location and status. Current markets are opaque and require heavy trust in counterparties and intermediaries. Security and transparency are especially important in the cryptocurrency space where high profile hacks and scams are common.

dYdX solves these problems by giving everyone, everywhere access to high quality financial tools directly from their wallet to the blockchain.

Team

Antonio Juliano

Antonio Juliano

Founder

Previously Software Engineer at Coinbase and Uber. Princeton Computer Science '15

Brendan Chou

Brendan Chou

Software Engineer

Previously Site Reliability Engineer at Google, Financial Software Engineer at Bloomberg. Princeton Computer Science '15

Zhuoxun Yin

Zhuoxun Yin

Head of Operations

Previously Strategy / Ops at Nimble Pharmacy, Consultant at Bain & Company. UQ Economics ’12

Bryce Neal

Bryce Neal

Software Engineer

Previously Software Engineer at NerdWallet, Betable, and Amazon.com

Phillip Goldberg

Phillip Goldberg

Software Engineer

Previously Smart Contract Security at ConsenSys, Vanderbilt Computer Science 18

Gillian Nguyen

Gillian Nguyen

Recruiter & Community Manager

Previous Financial Services and Tech agency recruiter. U of T Economics

Advisors

Fred Ehrsam

Fred Ehrsam

Advisor

Co-Founder of Paradigm. Previously co-founder of Coinbase, trader at Goldman Sachs

Steve Jang

Steve Jang

Advisor

Founder of Kindred Ventures. Advisor to many startups including Uber & Expa

Reuben Bramanathan

Reuben Bramanathan

Advisor

Previously Product Counsel & Product Lead at Coinbase

Barry Kwok

Barry Kwok

Advisor

Previously Director of Recruiting at Coinbase, Recruiter at Airbnb & Google

We're Hiring!

We believe in using decentralization to build a better financial system. We're working to redefine the core of the world's biggest market. Interested in building the future of finance?

Investors