dYdX Foundation is thrilled to announce Charles d’Haussy as its newly appointed CEO.
Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, the dYdX Foundation is an independent not-for-profit foundation created to participate in propelling dYdX, the most powerful decentralized cryptocurrency exchange protocol, into the future.
The appointment comes at an exciting time for the dYdX ecosystem. Last January, the next version of the dYdX protocol, V4, was announced. V4 of the dYdX protocol will be open source, fully decentralized, and entirely controlled by the community. The Mainnet launch of dYdX V4 is expected to occur in Q2 of 2023.
Charles joins dYdX Foundation from ConsenSys, the leading decentralized software protocols company behind Metamask and Infura. After setting up the Hong Kong office, Charles led ConsenSys’ APAC growth efforts and global business development. Before ConsenSys, Charles obtained experience in a diverse array of roles and organizations that he will leverage to guide dYdX Foundation. Charles has experience as an entrepreneur, a Fintech startup executive, and the Head of Fintech with the Hong Kong government, where he served 450 international FinTech companies and steered the growth of the HK FinTech Week, reaching over 10,000 global attendees.
In 2018, Charles was elected as a Top-50 fintech influencer in Asia. In 2021 he published Block Kong, a book about Blockchain leaders shaping the Hong Kong blockchain ecosystem.
In his role as CEO, Charles will harness community-driven growth to develop the dYdX protocol, community, and dYdX DAO. Charles will also leverage his wealth of international business experience to seek strategic partnerships with industry-leading partners, development teams, and stakeholders of the protocol.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the dYdX foundation. The technology, teams, and community are remarkable and share the same mission that has motivated me for decades: democratizing access to financial opportunities.”
Since its launch in 2017, dYdX has grown to become the largest decentralized cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume and began challenging major centralized exchanges for market share.
“I am very excited to welcome Charles into his role as CEO of dYdX Foundation. His wealth of cross-industry experiences engaging with different stakeholders will be an extremely valuable addition to the Foundation and lead us to the next stage of growth,“ Arthur Cheong, President of dYdX Foundation Council.
About the dYdX Foundation:
The dYdX Foundation is an independent not-for-profit foundation, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, created to participate in propelling dYdX, the most powerful decentralized crypto cryptocurrency protocol, into the future. The dYdX Foundation’s purpose is to support and grow every aspect, technical or otherwise, of the current implementation and all future implementations of the dYdX Protocol.