dYdX hires former ConsenSys director as foundation CEO

Quick Take

  • Charles d’Haussy is the new chief executive at the dYdX Foundation.
  • The former ConsenSys director began working in the role several weeks ago.

dYdX, the derivatives protocol, has tapped Charles d’Haussy as the new chief executive of its foundation.

Charles d’Haussy, who previously spent almost four years working at ConsenSys most recently as global head of business development, was announced as CEO of the foundation on Monday. The dYdX Foundation is independent not-for-profit foundation based in Switzerland and set up to grow awareness of the protocol.

In his role as CEO, he will be expected to drive growth and develop the dYdX protocol, community, and dYdX DAO. The new chief executive said he is keen to work with the technology, community and staff at dYdX, in order to democratize access to financial opportunities.

d’Haussy's cross-industry experience of engaging with different stakeholders will be valuable to the foundation, as it works toward its next stage of growth, according to Arthur Cheong, president of the dYdX Foundation council. 


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While the announcement was made on Monday d'Haussy began working with the Foundation on September 26, he told The Block via Twitter. 

Correction: Updated to reflect Charles d’Haussy's most recent role at ConsenSys was global head of business development.

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