Web3, Crypto, and Coinbase


Dinek Kothottil, Nemil Dalal

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Dinek is the engineering head for Crytpo Applications and Protocols at coinbase, where his team owns building platforms and applications that enable 68M+ users to utilize their cryptocurrencies through defi’s and dApps. Prior to Coinbase, he led the Database Insights Platform in AWS Aurora & RDS. He has also worked for 7+ years at Microsoft where he led teams in Microsoft Bing, SQL Azure and Office 365.

Nemil is the Head of Crypto at Coinbase, where his team connects Coinbase's 68M+ users to the blockchain. Under his leadership, Coinbase doubled the assets on its platform, launched its first Decentralized Finance integrations, and released Rosetta--a cross blockchain API standard used by leading blockchains. He previously ran Coinbase's USDC team. Nemil received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and his MBA from Stanford University, and is a graduate of the Y Combinator incubator.


Since 2012, Coinbase has exploded from a two-person startup that started with a Bitcoin Wallet to a critical gateway to Web3. Come hear about major scaling challenges over the years, the benefits of Web3, and where the crypto economy is headed next.

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