Thursday, December 8, 2022

dYdX Foundation Hires Charles d’Haussy, ex-ConsenSys Director as its new CEO

 dYdX, a non-custodial decentralized cryptocurrency exchange has appointed Charles d’Haussy, former ConsenSys director as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its foundation.

According to the release by the platform on Monday, Charles’s appointment comes as a piece of exciting news and at a lovely time for the foundation. In his role as the CEO, Charles will promote community-driven growth in order to develop the derivative protocol and dYdX DAO. Additionally, the new CEO in a bid to democratize access to financial opportunities will work with the community, and staff at dYdX.

With his wealth of experience in over 450 international fintech companies that he has served, dYdx is positive that his addition to the foundation will lead them to the next stage of growth. Similarly, he will also help gain strategic partnerships with industry-leading partners, development teams, and stakeholders of the protocol.

Furthermore, the Ethereum-based trading protocol’s president Arthur Cheong also agrees that Charles’s experience was a necessary addition to the team. Although it was announced on Monday, the CEO started working with the foundation on September 26. 

With the aim to build the world’s leading crypto trading platform, the protocol earlier this year announced the launch of its next version dubbed dYdX V4. With this launch, the community will solely control the protocol as it will be open-sourced and fully decentralized. The Mainnet of V4 will be launched in the second quarter of 2023, which will allow the trading of perpetual futures.

Charles d’Haussy’s Work History

According to his LinkedIn profile, d’Haussy has served in multiple firms in various capacities. Prior to his dYdX appointment, he worked with ConsenSys for over three years functioning in different roles. He left the firm as Global Head of Business Development.

Before joining ConsenSys, the Renne International Business School graduate was the Head of Fintech with the Hong Kong government (InvestHK). d’Haussy with over 15 years of experience in entrepreneurial and managerial roles is also the co-author of Block Kong – a book about blockchain entrepreneurs in Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, crypto firms have made a number of strategic hires in recent times to further their positions. Just recently, crypto investment product firm 21.co, hired David Josse to accelerate its product development.

 

Joyce Onose
A Blockchain enthusiast and growing writer in the space with an understanding of the importance in creating quality content for readers in the industry. Also, keen on using her skills in improving Blockchain journalism.

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