Crypto Firms Tap Big Bank Pros For Top Legal Posts

By Al Barbarino (October 8, 2020, 5:25 PM EDT) -- A trio of cryptocurrency companies have added top legal and compliance professionals with big bank and BigLaw experience to their rosters, including one addition announced Thursday, amid ongoing efforts from the U.S. Treasury Department's comptroller to bring the asset class further into the mainstream.

On Thursday, blockchain company O(1) Labs Operating Corp. announced it has hired Sang Joon Kim, a former in-house attorney at Goldman Sachs and associate with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, as general counsel.

Kim put his support behind O(1) Labs' Mina blockchain technology in a statement, noting that it "sets them apart" from the competition by significantly lowering...

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