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Former Performing Comptroller of the Foreign money joins Voyager Digital’s board

12/20/2021

Voyager chair Philip Eytan cited Brian Brooks’ expertise at crypto corporations and his management behind regulatory initiatives as causes for the rent.

Crypto buying and selling platform Voyager Digital introduced Bitfury CEO and former Performing Comptroller of the Foreign money Brian Brooks has joined the agency’s board of administrators.

In a Monday announcement, Voyager chair Philip Eytan mentioned Brooks had joined the board as an “impartial, non-executive director,” citing the previous comptroller’s expertise at crypto corporations and his management behind regulatory initiatives in the USA throughout his time on the OCC. Brooks served as appearing Comptroller of the Foreign money till January, was Coinbase’s chief authorized officer from 2018 to 2020 and held the place of CEO at Binance.US for lower than 4 months this yr.

Throughout his time on the OCC, Brooks oversaw the enactment of the fintech banking constitution, which allowed crypto corporations to supply lending and fee merchandise with out oversight from state banking regulators. Bitfury appointed Brooks as CEO in October.

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Based in 2018, Voyager Digital at present gives greater than 60 digital belongings for buying and selling on its cellular app, which additionally contains providers corresponding to yield farming. The agency has lately inked partnerships with sports activities organizations in the USA, together with the Dallas Mavericks basketball workforce and the Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League. In October, the platform introduced it had obtained a $75 million funding from crypto quantitative buying and selling agency and liquidity supplier Alameda Analysis.