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dYdX Foundation Values

Foundation
Foundation
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Foundation
Foundation

On June 13, Antonio, CEO and Founder of dYdX Trading Inc., announced the dYdX Company Values. dYdX Foundation has adopted the same values.


dYdX Foundation Values

Think 10x bigger

We challenge ourselves to think 10x bigger. We focus on what we could achieve, rather than trying to protect what we have. We are long term focused, and realize our goals will likely take years to achieve. We make bold decisions, and accept that we will likely not entirely achieve our goals. We are motivated by the chance that we do.

A players only

We only hire world class talent. We do not hire if we have not yet found an A player for a role. We consider an A player to be someone who is top of their field, has high integrity, and whom we genuinely like. We heavily invest in developing employees and retaining top performers.

Act like a founder

We take ultimate responsibility for our areas of focus. We act as owners, and always push for what we each think is best for dYdX. We take initiative to champion value-add initiatives even when we are not directly told to do so. We assume authority. We think from first principles and empower ourselves to be great decision makers.

Ruthlessly prioritize impact

We exclusively focus on driving exponential outcomes for dYdX. We ruthlessly prioritize and continuously ensure we are working on the highest value tasks. We are not distracted by things that do not drive us towards our goal.

Decentralize through transparency

We believe that in order to decentralize ownership, decision making, and execution we must empower our teammates and the community with knowledge. We default to sharing as openly as we can, and prioritize clear and concise communication. We are honest and prioritize speaking plainly over sugar coating our messaging.

Move fast

We believe that in almost all instances, fast is better than slow. We believe progress is exponential, and moving faster increases our exponent. We prioritize moving fast over always being right.


We encourage the community to consult the full version of dYdX Trading Inc.’s blog post on the dYdX Company Values, including the FAQs section included therein.

dYdX Foundation

The dYdX Foundation was created to foster community-led growth and the self-sustainability of the dYdX protocol. At the dYdX Foundation, we take inspiration from the dYdX Trading team in many regards, and we support and are generally aligned with the dYdX Company Values. Alignment on their respective set of values will assist the dYdX Foundation and dYdX Trading on their respective journeys to build a best-in-class governance framework and the world’s leading crypto trading platform.