Executive Appointments

FinCEN Names New Acting Director to Replace Michael Mosier

National security expert Himamauli “Him” Das will become acting director of FinCEN while a search for a permanent director gets underway.

News  ·  3 August 2021

Former Coinbase Legal Exec Lempres Joins Silvergate Capital as Chairman

Lempres takes over from Dennis Frank, who had served as chairman since 1996.

People  ·  15 June 2021

Head of Bitstamp US Departs to Join Castle Island Ventures

Hunter Merghart was Bitstamp's first U.S. employee.

News  ·  8 June 2021

Libra Taps Ex-Homeland Security General Counsel as New Legal Chief

The new general counsel is Libra's second in just three months.

Business  ·  27 August 2020

BitMEX Owner HDR Appoints Former Bank of China Exec to Board

HDR Global Trading said David Wong – a former deputy CEO at Bank of China – will join its board as a non-executive chairman.

Business  ·  30 June 2020

CoinShares Hires WisdomTree Exec as Company Plans Expansion Outside UK

The new hire brings the London-based digital asset manager connections to major financial institutions in Europe.

Business  ·  9 April 2020

Crypto Exchange OKCoin Appoints New CEO to Drive US Expansion

Outgoing OkCoin CEO Tim Byun will lead OK Group's global government relations from the end of March.

Markets  ·  6 March 2020

The SEC Has a New Chief Crypto Cop

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has appointed a new head of the cyber unit that tackles crypto firms breaking the law.

Policy & regulation  ·  3 December 2019

Ripple Boosts Blockchain Advocacy Efforts With DC Office

Ripple has opened a new D.C. office and expanded its regulatory team as it seeks to better educate policymakers on blockchain tech.

Policy & regulation  ·  22 October 2019

Overstock Appoints New CEO, Remains Committed to Blockchain

The online retail giant has announced that Jonathan Johnson – who's led the firm since the departure of Patrick Byrne – is now its permanent CEO.

Business  ·  23 September 2019

Ripple Hires Legal Expert Behind Token Taxonomy Act

Blockchain payments tech provider Ripple has hired a former political adviser to assist its advocacy efforts with lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

Markets  ·  4 September 2019

Former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan Joins DeFi Blockchain Project Findora

Balaji Srinivasan, the former CTO of Coinbase, has joined Findora as a strategic adviser, as has Dan Boneh, head of Stanford's Cryptography Group.

Business  ·  14 August 2019
Security Tokens

Overstock’s tZERO Lures New Execs from Barclays and IMAX

The security token platform is strengthening its leadership team with three new hires as it prepares to onboard more tokens.

Business  ·  17 July 2019

Former Ripple Exec to Lead Binance’s US Expansion as New Exchange CEO

The operator of Binance's upcoming U.S. crypto exchange has hired a former Ripple executive to lead the roll out of the new platform. 

Markets  ·  2 July 2019
Chia Network

BitTorrent Creator Bram Cohen Takes Over as CEO at Chia Network

Bram Cohen has taken over as CEO of his current company, Chia Network – a firm creating a less energy-intensive cryptocurrency.

Markets  ·  17 June 2019