Binance contrata a un ex agente del IRS involucrado en los casos de Silk Road y Mt.Gox
Binance continues to recruit even more government-related personnel under its wing. This time, the exchange hired two ex-IRS agents.
In an effort to improve its relationships with regulators and comply with the regulatory requirements of various countries, Binance regularly recruits new talent for its compliance team. Today, Tigran Gambaryan joined the ranks of the crypto exchange as Vice President of the Global Intelligence and Investigation Department, and Matthew Price, appointed as Binance's Senior Director of Investigations.
Gambaryan, who was an Oakland expert before cooperating with the IRS, is well acquainted with the blockchain industry. One of his most high-profile cases was the disclosure of the identity of a corrupt DEA agent who stole millions of dollars in bitcoin equivalent from Ross Ulbricht, who ran the famous darknet drug store Silk Road. In addition, he was involved in the investigation around the hacking of the infamous cryptocurrency exchange Mt.Gox in 2014, as well as in the BTC-e case, which laundered billions of dollars in cryptocurrency.
Price, in turn, also specializes in the cryptocurrency industry. At the IRS, he led the investigation into Helix, a bitcoin mixer whose head recently pleaded not guilty to an earlier charge of money laundering in the equivalent of digital currencies.
The exchange gives a clear signal that its leaders are making a lot of efforts to improve the security situation of both assets and investors within the platform, trying to do everything to avoid being involved in the circulation of money obtained by criminal means and such frauds as insider trading. trade.
Some associate the hiring of ex-IRS agents, including with the recent case of the Russian crypto exchanger Suex. After the publication of data on massive money laundering and the imposition of sanctions on Suex by US regulators, Binance management hastily announced the blocking of all accounts involved in activities related to the controversial service, the trail of funds, and wallets of which were found on the exchange.
Recall that earlier Binance hired ex-Europol employee and former darknet specialist in the Netherlands police, Nils Andersen-Roede, head of investigations at Chainalysis and TRM Labs Aron Akbiyikian, as well as Greg Monahan, ex-investigator of the US Treasury Department.
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