Blockchain technology company Currency.com has hired a crypto compliance expert to lead its business in the United States.
The European crypto exchange that boasts a tokenized securities platform has appointed Steve Gregory as Chief Executive Officer for the United States market.
Gregory is a financial compliance expert who has joined the crypto bandwagon in 2016, when he moved to Gemini as Compliance Officer. Led by the Winklevoss twins, Gemini has grown its brand and business for three with Gregory’s compliance efforts as the exchange collected licenses to operate.
In 2019, Steve Gregory joined CEX.io to lead the compliance team at the cryptocurrency exchange and act as a corporate counsel. CEX has recently announced FIS as its partner to provide card management and processing services for a new line of crypto-based consumer cards across Europe.
Currency.com is “on a mission to make the world of finance more accessible, engaging and useful” as it aims “to develop the best trading service on the market”.
Gregory is now joining Currency.com at its new growth phase. The firm is looking to expand across the Atlantic as it establishes in the United States and Canada.
Steve Gregory, Chief Executive Officer for the US and Canada, commented: “As the cryptocurrency space grows in popularity, it’s imperative that we continue to uphold the highest regulatory and compliance standards to help more people invest with confidence. I am looking forward to contributing to the long-term success of the business.”
Vitalii Kedyk, Head of Strategy at Currency.com, said: “Strong growth in recent months has accelerated our expansion plans, encouraging us to bolster our various country teams. Steve’s knowledge and experience in the global and US cryptocurrency space combined with his phenomenal eye for legal oversight makes him a great fit for us. As a company, it is our aim to grow our regulatory footprint and enable our clients to buy, trade and invest in cryptocurrencies with ease and security.”
As the crypto market crashed last week, Currency.com stated it is operating as normal unlike a few competitors who found themselves restricting trades.
“We understand that cryptocurrency is a burgeoning asset class and spikes in demand are to be expected. At currency.com, we ensure our internal controls and systems are robust and equipped to handle heightened levels of trading activity such as those we have seen today around BTC. Our mission is to be there for our clients on days like today. We take seriously our commitment to stand by our clients through all market conditions.”
Currency.com will be integrated into the all-in-one TradingView financial network, which serves more than 13 million traders worldwide. The integration will allow Currency.com clients to access TradingView’s analysis and charts, as well as share trading ideas with their peers in real-time. TradingView customers will also be able to access Currency.com’s services, offering tight spreads and no hidden fees.