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An exit interview with Brian Quintenz on his move from the CFTC to the crypto industry

An exit interview with Brian Quintenz on his move from the CFTC to the crypto industry

Quick Take Recently departed CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz has a new position advising a16z on crypto. The Block caught up with Quintenz to get his thoughts on the direction of his old agency, the CFTC versus SEC debate, and why he joined a16z. This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You …

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NFT Artist Brian Frye Wants You to Steal This Article

NFT Artist Brian Frye Wants You to Steal This Article

Brian Frye, a conceptual artist, film maker and law professor, encourages people to plagiarize everything he’s ever created or said. “I’m the legal academy’s leading plagiarism advocate. I’m also the legal academy’s only plagiarism advocate, which makes it very easy to be number one,” the bespectacled Frye said in a video call yesterday. Well, professor, …

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Brian Armstrong responds to SEC threats to shut down Coinbase yield product

Brian Armstrong responds to SEC threats to shut down Coinbase yield product

Crypto exchange Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong responded Tuesday evening to planned enforcement by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission pertaining to the firm’s recently announced yield-generating product. The firm, which went public on the Nasdaq stock exchange in April, received a subpoena by the SEC less than three months after it announced to the market …

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Brian Brooks resigns as CEO of crypto exchange BinanceUS

Brian Brooks resigns as CEO of crypto exchange BinanceUS

Brian Brooks, the former head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency who became chief executive officer of BinanceUS this spring, has resigned. Brooks announced his move in a tweet Friday afternoon. He pointed to “differences over strategic direction” but did not elaborate. He began his role at the U.S.-based firm on May …

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Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong took home nearly $60 million in total compensation last year

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong took home nearly $60 million in total compensation last year

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong took home nearly $60 million in total compensation last year, according to the exchange operator’s S-1 Form published Thursday. That figure includes $1 million in salary, $56.7 million worth of stock options granted at a fair value, and $1.8 million marked as “all other compensation.” Armstrong’s total benefit for the year …

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