08 September 2023 · 0 min read

Eric Chen, CEO of Injective Labs, on Building Finance Specific Blockchains and Current State of DeFi


Eric Chen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Injective Labs. Prior to Injective, he was a researcher at Innovating Capital, working on trading strategies and protocol research. Before that, he was a part of the NYU Blockchain Labs. Eric has worked within the crypto industry since 2017. Eric dropped out of NYU and currently has one of the best accounts on crypto Twitter.

In this conversation, we discuss:

- Current State of DeFi
- Building blockchains specifically for finance
- Founding story and vision of Injective Labs
- Helix
- Exchange Modules
- Measuring signal-to-noise ratios
- Frontrunner.xyz
- Dropping out of NYU to work in crypto
- Raising funds and becoming a VC
- Driving industry growth