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Protego Trust Beefs Up Board by Adding Brian Brooks and Michael Carpenter
The new appointments deepen the digital bank’s expertise in digital assets, regulatory compliance and bank operations as it hopes to become a federally chartered national bank.
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Rep. Diana Degette (D-Co.) chaired Thursday's hearing on crypto's energy impact. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Witnesses Debate Crypto Mining's Efficiency in Congressional Hearing on Environment
Lawmaker questions ranged from basics on blockchain to queries about different energy sources.
Rep. Diana Degette (D-Co.) chaired Thursday's hearing on crypto's energy impact. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Bitfury Hires Former Binance US Chief Brian Brooks as CEO
Brooks is replacing Valery Vavilov, who will stay on as Bitfury’s “chief vision officer.”
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The Revolving Door Is Good for Bitcoin
There are legitimate concerns when regulators and business people can easily swap places, but this cross-pollination may also lead to good policy.
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Brian Brooks speaks with CoinDesk TV's Christine Lee at the 2021 SALT conference. (CoinDesk archives)
Brian Brooks Hints at What’s Next After Binance.US Stint
The former U.S. bank regulator is likely staying within the crypto industry.
Brian Brooks speaks with CoinDesk TV's Christine Lee at the 2021 SALT conference. (CoinDesk archives)

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Binance.US CEO Brian Brooks Quits, Cites 'Strategic Differences'
Brooks confirmed in an email that his Twitter account was not hacked.
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Who in Crypto Met With Brian Brooks When He Ran OCC? Here's His Calendar
As Donald Trump’s national bank regulator, Brooks met with a wide range of crypto market participants, from Fortune 500 execs to DeFi protocol founders, documents show.
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Binance Said to Be Hiring ‘UK Version of Brian Brooks’
The crypto exchange is looking for a U.K.-based ex-regulator or government official, according to people familiar with the plans.
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Binance.US Hires Former California Regulator Manny Alvarez
Manuel Alvarez ran California's Department of Financial Protection and Innovation.
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OCC Chief Says US Officials Should Set 'Regulatory Perimeter' for Crypto: Report
“It really comes down to coordinating across the agencies,” said the acting comptroller. "There is interest in coordinating a lot more of these things.”
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