Chainalysis Hires Former FinCEN Leader As Chief Technical Counsel to Focus on Data-Sharing Rules
Blockchain analysis company Chainalysis has announced that they have appointed Michael Mosier as Chief Technical Counsel. He has joined the company after spending more than 10 years in many government offices, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the White House National Security Council, and most recently, the U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
Chainalysis advises cryptocurrency research and compliance resolutions to global law enforcement agencies, regulators, and businesses as they work together to fight illicit cryptocurrency activity. In April 2019, Chainalysis closed its $36M Series B round led by Accel with participation from Benchmark, Sozu, and MUFG.
Mosier will bring in his legal expertise to Chainalysis products including data privacy and global anti-money laundering, sanctions, policies, and government issues. He will work in close proximity with Jesse Spiro, the Global Head of Policy who recently joined the firm from Refinitiv, and Kristofer Doucette, Vice President of Government Affairs who used to work for the U.S. Department of the Treasury in financial intelligence.
Regarding his change in job, Mosier said:
“I am thrilled to join the incredible team at Chainalysis as the Chief Technical Counsel. Having worked across emerging technology, financial integrity, and data privacy matters, the opportunity to bring technical-legal solutions to market to help advance Chainalysis's mission to build trust in blockchains and help our customers meet their regulatory obligations is the perfect intersection at a seminal moment for all of those areas.”
Regarding the hiring of these new establishment figures in their team, Michael Gronager, CEO and Co-Founder of Chainalysis said:
“Each of these appointments brings a wealth of financial intelligence, global policy expertise and leadership to our team that is critical to building trust among governments, cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions. As we anticipate major global regulatory developments over the coming months, the strength of our team will ensure all our customers are fully equipped with the technology and information they need to comply with regulation and combat money laundering in cryptocurrencies.”
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