Facebook Hires Standard Chartered Bank’s Head of Public Affairs for Crypto Project

Facebook has reportedly hired Standard Chartered Bank’s head of public affairs Ed Bowles for its cryptocurrency project, the Financial Times reports on June 14. Per the report, Facebook hired the senior bank lobbyist in anticipation of the greater regulatory scrutiny in Europe over its plans to launch its own crypto asset and other financial services […]

Facebook Hires Standard Chartered Bank Lobbyist for Crypto Project: Report

Facebook’s hiring spree for its upcoming cryptocurrency, reportedly called “GobalCoin,” continues with the addition of a senior bank lobbyist from Standard Chartered, according to the Financial Times. In a report Friday, the FT said that the new hire, the bank’s managing director for group public and regulatory affairs, Edward Bowles, will join the social media giant in […]

Tezos Foundation Hires PwC Blockchain Expert Roman Schnider

Roman Schnider is the co-creator of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Switzerland’s blockchain initiative and is now reportedly joining the Tezos Foundation as CFO according to a post from the Foundation.  Foundation Board Strengthens Operations Team in Zug After having worked for 15 years at PwC in various roles including investment banking specialist and having launched the department […]

Square Hires Ex-Google Director as First Member of New Crypto Team

Payments company Square has hired former Google director Steve Lee as the first member of its new crypto team. A Square Twitter account teased the news Wednesday afternoon without specifying what Lee’s role at the company would be. A spokesperson for Square declined to comment. The maker of the bitcoin-friendly Cash app led by Twitter CEO […]

Binance Hires Former NBA, Dell Exec to Head Global Strategy Initiatives

Major cryptocurrency exchange and blockchain platform Binance has hired a former strategic executive at Dell and the National Basketball Association as Binance’s global strategy officer, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on June 5. Binance’s new official Strategy Officer, Gin Chao, will reportedly advance the organization’s global strategy, heading initiatives in corporate development, […]

Facebook Hires Two of Coinbase’s Former Compliance Managers

Facebook hired two Coinbase veterans to work in compliance this month, and at least one of them is involved with the social media giant’s blockchain effort. Jeff Cartwright left Coinbase in March after nearly five years at the U.S. cryptocurrency exchange in various compliance roles. He joined Facebook as a policy and compliance manager this […]

Malta: Crypto-Friendly Founders Bank Hires Ex Deutsche Executive as New CEO

Founders Bank, a Malta-based blockchain-friendly financial institution has hired Kenan Altunis, former Deutsche Bank chief executive officer, to function as its CEO, according to a Bloomberg report on May 9, 2019. Altunis Joins Team Crypto Per sources close to the matter, Founders Bank, a financial institution backed by several heavyweights in the cryptosphere including Changpeng […]

BitGo Hires Wall Street High-Frequency Trader as Head of Financial Services

Blockchain security and cryptocurrency custody firm BitGo has appointed a veteran Wall Street trader as its head of financial services, according to a press release published on May 9. The new hire, Nick Carmi, joins BitGo after a reported 25 years of experience as a financial executive. His most recent role was as Global Head […]

BitGo Hires Former Wall Street Forex Trading Exec

Crypto custody provider BitGo has hired Nick Carmi, former head of forex trading at a number of Wall Street banks. Carmi became BitGo’s head of financial services, joining the company after working at Tower Research Capital, an asset management firm where he was a global head of the fixed income instruments, currencies, and commodities business. It was […]

Bitstamp Hires Ex-Coinbase Trading Head to Court Wall Street Money

Bitstamp, one of the longest-running cryptocurrency exchanges, has hired a former Coinbase executive and Wall Street veteran as its new head of U.S. operations. Announced Wednesday, Hunter Merghart joined Bitstamp six months after quitting his job as the head of trading at San Francisco-based Coinbase in October. He will lead the opening of the Luxembourg-based exchange’s New […]