John D’Agostino is Senior Advisor to Coinbase Institutional and leads Partnerships/Strategy for Coinbase Institutional. John serves on the board of directors of several of the world’s largest asset management funds. Prior, as head of strategy for the New York Mercantile Exchange, he helped transition the floor to electronic trading and led the effort to develop the first Middle East energy derivatives exchange in partnership with the Dubai Government. This work, and John’s leading role, was chronicled as the subject of two NY Times best-selling books, Rigged by author Ben Mezrich, and The Start Up Of You by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman. John received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University. He lectures in Fintech at Insead, MIT and Columbia Universities. In 2019, John was named Chair of the United Kingdom’s US Asset Management Working Group by Her Majesty’s Government. In 2022 he was named Fellow at the AIF Financial Innovation Institute. John is the co-founder of the AIMA Digital Asset Working Group.