Robinhood Taps Crypto CCO, And Other Top People Moves

By Al Barbarino (September 24, 2021, 5:35 PM EDT) -- Robinhood Markets Inc. has hired an ex-counsel with Ripple and Blockchain.com as the new chief compliance officer of its cryptocurrency trading unit, while an ex-J.P. Morgan attorney landed at a New York-based private equity firm and Swedbank launched a search to replace its retiring compliance chief. 

Benjamin Melnicki is the new CCO of Robinhood Crypto LLC, a Robinhood spokesperson confirmed on Friday. He joins from Grayscale Investments LLC, one of the largest digital asset investment managers, where he was chief compliance officer since joining the firm in January, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He replaces Scott Hershorin, who according to his LinkedIn profile...

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