Eric Chen

Eric Chen is a blockchain personality and the current co-founder and CEO at Injective Protocol. Prior to Injective Protocol, He was a researcher at Innovating Capital working on trading strategies and protocol Research.[1]


Eric Chen attended the New York University where he gained a Bachelor of Science- BS, CS . He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from the New York University Stern School of Business.[2]


Eric Chen is renowned for co-founding the layer-2 decentralized derivatives exchange protocol i.e Injective Protocol. Eric Chen started his pursuit for cryptocurrency and Blockchain back in high-school when he mined Bitcoins for the first time which was around 2012. After a career as a researcher at NYU Blockchain Labs and Innovating Capital, in 2018 Eric founded Injective Protocol together with Albert Chon (current CTO at Injective Protocol). The idea behind the project was to improve the usability and security of DeFi (Decentralized Finance), thus eliminating problems related to high latency, poor liquidity, and UX. Eric Chen's ultimate goal was to give DEX users the same flawless experience they have with Centralized Exchanges (CEXes), eliminating the gap between the two.[3]

Eric has worked with several organizations in the course of his Career He was involved in risk analysis and algorithmic trading while working with Sino Partners Fund for about three months in 2014. He assisted with the construction of mutual fund products in Essence Fund Management (Located in China) as research. He worked at Innovating Capital as a researcher and had practically had been in-between an analyst and research before co-founding Injective Protocol

Eric Chen officially joined the crypto world in 2017 when he started contributing some developers' works to open-source projects.

Injective Protocol

Injective Protocol, as a project started in 2018 with Eric Chen and his co-founder Albert Chon. The duo built every component of Injective protocol to be fully trustless, censorship-resistant, publicly verifiable, and front-running resistant. Binance Labs provides incubation for this crypto-project and a round was raised and led by Pantera Capital.[1]

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