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FTX Community is a project of the FTX Foundation. For our work on climate change, see FTX Climate. For our work to protect humanity's long-term future, see the Future Fund.
Sam Bankman-Fried is the founder of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX. Sam has been drawn to the philosophy of effective altruism for much of his life, donating to charitable causes that focus on climate change, voter registration, global poverty mitigation, pandemic and biorisk preparedness, and artificial intelligence safety, among other issues. He believes in doing as much good as possible and plans to donate the great majority of his fortune to effective organizations and causes.
Nick Beckstead is the CEO of the FTX Foundation. Nick has been working as a grantmaker and researcher in the effective altruism community since 2009. Prior to joining the team, Nick was an early employee at Open Philanthropy, where he worked for 7 years. Before that, he was a Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, completed a Ph.D. in moral philosophy at Rutgers University, and helped launch the Centre for Effective Altruism.
Caroline Ellison is the co-CEO of Alameda Research, a cryptocurrency trading firm. Before joining Alameda in 2018, Caroline worked at Jane Street as a trader on the equities desk. She's been involved in the effective altruism community since college and started working in finance with the goal of earning money to donate to good causes.
Gary Wang is the CTO of FTX. Prior to founding FTX, he was a software engineer at Google, where he built systems to aggregate prices across millions of flights, decreasing latency and memory usage by over 50%. He graduated from MIT with a degree in Mathematics with Computer Science.
Nishad Singh is Director of Engineering at FTX. He was previously a software engineer at Facebook, where he worked on applied machine learning. Nishad graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been involved with the effective altruism community since college and is committed to doing as much good as possible with his time and resources.