Binance.US Taps Ex-OCC Acting Chief As New CEO

By Jon Hill (April 20, 2021, 5:20 PM EDT) -- Brian Brooks, one of the most crypto-friendly bank regulators of the Trump administration, has been tapped to become the new chief executive for the U.S. arm of global cryptocurrency exchange Binance, the company announced Tuesday.

Binance.US said that Brooks, the former acting chief of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, will join as CEO effective May 1. The California-based company offers cryptocurrency trading services to users in 43 U.S. states as a licensee of the Cayman Islands-registered Binance Holdings Ltd., which runs one of the world's biggest crypto exchange platforms.

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