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Coinbase Hires Former Fannie Mae Exec as New Chief Legal Officer

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has hired on former Fannie Mae General Counsel Brian Brooks as their new Chief Legal Officer, according to an announcement published September 19. At Coinbase, Brooks will be responsible for legal, compliance, and government affairs. Prior to Coinbase, Brooks served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the U.S. Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), ...

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Binance Hires IPO Heavyweight, Fueling Rumors the Firm is Going Public

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has recruited an executive with wide experience in initial public offerings (IPOs) as its chief financial officer. Wei Zhou, who is currently the vice chairman of gay dating platform Grindr, boasts of executive experience running into more than one-and-a-half decades. He began his career at the Hong Kong subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, where he focused on investment ...

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Coinbase Hires Former AWS and Microsoft Employee Tim Wagner as New VP of Engineering

Former Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft employee Tim Wagner has joined Coinbase as vice president (VP) of engineering, according to a blogpost August 6. Wagner will now lead Coinbase’s engineering team, which is “central to [Coinbase’s] mission of creating an open financial system for the world,” Coinbase writes in the post. Aiming to build the “most open, secure, and ...

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Morgan Stanley Hires Credit Suisse Crypto Expert as Head of Digital Asset Markets

Multinational investment bank Morgan Stanley has hired a self-described crypto trading expert and 12-year veteran of Credit Suisse as its new head of digital asset markets, eFinancialCareers reported July 31. The new appointment, Andrew Peel, spent his last three years at Credit Suisse as vice president of sales and trading innovation, in which role he acted as “trading subject matter ...

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Blockchain Hires Former Presidential Bodyguard as New Global Head of Security

Blockchain have just announced the name of their new global head of security. George Sax is a former U.S. special agent previously entrusted with guarding the president himself. George Sax Takes Security Role at Blockchain Ltd. Security in cryptocurrency is a top priority particularly for a company like Blockchain Ltd. The fintech firm currently manages more than 26 million digital ...

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Tether (USDT) Hires Bank of Montreal Executive, Improvement in Transparency and Compliance

The primary provider of fiat backed digital tokens, Tether, has brought on a Leonardo Real, the former AML quality control manager at the Bank of Montreal, as Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). The hire was reportedly made “in order to create the gold standard for regulatory compliance” in the cryptocurrency sector. Real joins Tether as the company continues to face questions over ...

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Crypto Startup Tether Hires Bank of Montreal Vet to Head Compliance Efforts

Cryptocurrency startup Tether, the creator of the controversial crypto token of the same name, has hired a former Bank of Montreal executive to head the firm’s compliance efforts. The British Virgin Islands-based company announced on Thursday that it had appointed Leonardo Real to serve as its new chief compliance officer (CCO). Prior to joining Tether, Real served as AML Quality ...

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Gemini Exchange Hires Technology Executive from the New York Stock Exchange

The Gemini cryptocurrency exchange has announced that it has hired its first chief technology officer. Robert Cornish previously served as the chief information officer at the New York Stock Exchange. Gemini Poach Talent from Traditional Asset Sector In a statement reported by Bloomberg, the Gemini digital asset exchange platform have announced that Robert Cornish is set to become the company’s ...

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