We’re reimagining the way you trade.
We started EMX because trading derivatives doesn’t have to be complicated, intimidating or unfair. The $1,200 trillion traditional derivatives landscape is antiquated, and desperately needs an overhaul. The rising cryptocurrency exchange ecosystem is promising, but flawed.
We believe there’s a way to merge the best of both worlds, and leave the worst of them behind.
That’s why we’re building EMX - the first crypto exchange to offer both cryptocurrency futures and traditional equity and commodity futures. The most secure, trusted, and customer-focused crypto derivatives exchange in the world.
EMX’s co-founders Jim Bai and Craig Austin were college roommates at Carnegie Mellon University, studying Computer Science. They spent over a decade in the finance and derivatives industries in varying roles, and witnessed first-hand the limitations of a traditional market structure.
In 2017, with the rapid growth of the cryptocurrency markets, they saw an opportunity: to bridge the benefits of trading traditional markets with the advantages of trading with cryptocurrency. By combining their collective expertise in derivatives with the latest technologies, they knew they could build a better way for everyone in the world to trade.
Jim and Craig moved to Palo Alto to build EMX. Since then, they’ve grown the company to a team of 14 traders, technologists and exchange operators, all with one common mission: to create the best possible user experience for derivatives traders.