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Brian Brooks joined Voyager Digital’s board of directors


Former Acting Comptroller of the Currency and Chief Executive Officer of Bitfury Group Brian Brooks joined cryptocurrency broker Voyager Digital’s board of directors.

Thus, from May 2020 to January 2021, Brooks served as the financial controller under the Trump administration. He also held the position of Chief Legal Officer at the Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Coinbase. from 2018 to 2020.

Moreover, in May 2021, the specialist joined Binance.US. The parties hoped that his experience would help give legitimacy to the exchange’s activities in the United States. However, in August, Brooks abruptly left the company.

Brian’s extensive background in the crypto space

Brooks announced his departure from Binance.US to the crypto community on Twitter. He said that he had certain disagreements regarding the strategic development of the exchange. But he still wishes success to his former colleagues.

According to New York Times, the reason was his conflict with the founder of the cryptocurrency exchange Changpeng Zhao. The publication claims that Brooks decided to quit after Great Point Ventures, which was considered a key participant in the planned investment round, refused to participate in it due to regulatory claims against Binance.

At the beginning of November, Bitfury Group confirmed the position of the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Brian Brooks. According to the statement, he started working on October 29, 2021, as the firm is “preparing for a new round of financing”. Bitfury founder Valery Vavilov will become Chief Vision Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Voyager Digital

“Brian’s extensive background as an executive at major crypto companies and as the leader of important government regulatory initiatives in the crypto space will help propel the growth of digital assets and Voyager’s business”. Said Voyager Chairman Philip Eytan.

Earlier in October, Voyager Digital raised $75 million from the venture capital company Sam Bankman-Fried’s Alameda Research. The deal allows the broker to expand the rewards program.

Previously, the National Women’s Soccer League, or NWSL, has partnered with Voyager Digital to give players crypto education and financial help. “Voyager’s involvement in the league is particularly novel,” said NWSL interim CEO Marla Messing, “since we’ve built the partnership to include direct cash resources for each of our players, as well as instruction on the revolutionary breakthroughs in digital assets”.

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