U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Is Hiring a Crypto Specialist

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants to hire a new cryptocurrency specialist attorney advisor. In a recent job posting on USAJobs, the SEC is currently searching for a crypto specialist. The intention is to develop a plan to address crypto and digital asset securities. It is worth mentioning that the SEC is trying to improve its presence in the crypto market.

SEC Searches For Crypto Specialist

According to the job posting, the candidate should have knowledge about federal securities laws to digital asset securities and crypto matter. Moreover, they also need to show their knowledge about exchange product applications, trading practices and more.

At the same time, the candidate will be the representative of the SEC FinTech Working Group. He will also be working with the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s Digital Assets Working Group.

In order for individuals to apply to this position, they must have a Juris Doctor (J.D.) or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree. They also must have a membership of the Federal Bar Association.

Moreover, they also must have four years of post J.D. work experience as attorney interpreting laws related to the securities industry. One of the main things that they must know is related to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

At the moment, the role will be available for two years and they will have a salary between $144,850 and $238,787 a year. The closing date for applications is April 12.

The SEC is trying to have a more active stance in the cryptocurrency market. The intention is to control the market and be able to create a more compliant regulatory framework around digital assets and blockchain technology. Specifically, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are going to be closely analyzed.


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