Antonio Juliano

Antonio Juliano

Formal First Name

Antonio Juliano is the Founder of dYdX, the leading protocol for decentralized margin trading and financial derivatives built on the Ethereum blockchain. After becoming interested in the idea of blockchain as a whole computing paradigm via Ethereum rather than as a system for payments, investment, or store of value like the Bitcoin model, Antonio became invested in building a search engine for decentralized apps. The most powerful open trading platform for crypto assets, dYdX equips traders with off-chain order books with on-chain settlement and enables them to short-sell tokens, increase exposure by longing with leverage, or earn interest on deposited tokens to move quickly. Antonio has also founded Weipoint and worked as a software engineer at Uber, Coinbase and MongoDB before launching dYdX in 2017.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Prior to launching dYdX, Antonio was the Founder of Weipoint, a search engine for the decentralized web.

  • He was a Software Engineer for Uber's Money Team, where he implemented new payments microservices in Java/Akka.

  • As a Software Engineer at Coinbase, he led the project in implementing banking microservice and managed hot wallet service.

  • In addition to his corporate responsibilities, he is a Coach for MATHCOUNTS Foundation.