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Bitmain Appoints New Legal Representative and General Manager

Bitmain Appoints New Legal Representative and General Manager

Crypto mining rig maker Bitmain appointed Zhou Feng as its legal representative and general manager, the company said in a WeChat post. Zhou was a key deputy to Bitmain co-founder Zhan during a battle for control of the world’s biggest crypto mining machine manufacturer between Zhan and co-founder Wu Jihan. Zhan will continue to serve …

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The FDIC wants to hire a legal counsel with fintech and blockchain expertise

The FDIC wants to hire a legal counsel with fintech and blockchain expertise

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation — a U.S. government agency that provides insurance to banks — is looking to hire a legal counsel with expertise in the area of financial technology and blockchain, per a job ad. The “FinTech Counsel” role, as outlined in the post, would provide the agency with “support in the areas …

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South Korea’s central bank forms legal advisory team to research digital currency

South Korea’s central bank forms legal advisory team to research digital currency

The central bank of South Korea has today officially formed a legal advisory group to research digital currency. The six-member group comprises of internal and external legal experts, who will advise the Bank of Korea on legislative and amendment matters concerning central bank digital currency (CBDC) if it were to issue one. To be sure, …

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Crypto exchange Kraken taps Marco Santori as chief legal officer

Crypto exchange Kraken taps Marco Santori as chief legal officer

Kraken, the cryptocurrency exchange company, has hired veteran industry lawyer Marco Santori as its chief legal officer. The exchange firm said Monday that Santori “will use his experience with regulators, banks, payment service providers, broker-dealers, and several other key industry players to drive the next phase of Kraken’s growth.”  Santori previously served as Blockchain.com’s president and …

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