Drift is excited to welcome Arthur Hayes as a strategic advisor to Drift. His experience building the first perpetual swaps in crypto will be invaluable in achieving Drift’s goal of eclipsing centralized exchanges (CEXs) become the go-to platform for crypto traders.

Supercharging Drift’s Strategy and Vision

Arthur Hayes is no stranger to perpetual swaps. As the former CEO and co-founder of BitMEX, Arthur is one of the founding fathers of perpetual swaps. He pioneered the introduction of perpetual swaps to the industry in 2016, establishing a new benchmark for all exchanges. Arthur has closely advised some of the largest DeFi protocols in the space, including Pendle and Ethena.

His vision of retail derivatives trading volume shifting from centralized exchanges (CEXs) to decentralized exchanges (DEXs) aligns with Drift’s vision. Arthur’s experience will be instrumental in refining our product strategy and enhancing our user engagement, ensuring that Drift remains at the forefront of the DeFi movement.

“Retail derivatives trading volume will continue to shift from centralized exchanges (CEXs) to decentralized exchanges (DEXs). Drift blends the liquidity and access that CEXes provide traders with a censorship-resistant backend. I’m excited to join Drift as a strategic advisor to bring mass usage to DeFi."

- Arthur Hayes, CIO at Maelstrom

What Can Users Expect?

It's always Day 1 for Drift. By partnering closely with Arthur Hayes, Drift is ready to take things to the next level. In the coming months, Drift will be doubling down on its vision to bring you:

- The best trading experience in crypto
- Rapid innovation and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible
- Even more explosive growth

Join Drift's Journey

The Drift community and new users are invited to join this exciting new chapter. With Arthur’s advisory and support, the future of Drift looks brighter than ever. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to lead the way in decentralized trading innovations.

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