Category: Brian Quintenz

Before Senate, Chair Gensler will argue that many crypto trading platforms need to register with SEC

Before Senate, Chair Gensler will argue that many crypto trading platforms need to register with SEC

Gary Gensler, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will appear before a Senate committee Tuesday, where he plans to reiterate his belief that many major cryptocurrency exchanges need to register as securities exchanges.  In opening remarks released by the Senate Banking Committee, Gensler says:  “Many platforms have dozens or hundreds of tokens on them. […]

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Fresh out of the CFTC, Brian Quintenz joins a16z Crypto’s advisory team

Fresh out of the CFTC, Brian Quintenz joins a16z Crypto’s advisory team

A16z, the crypto wing of VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, has onboarded a heavy-hitter from U.S. federal regulation.  Brian Quintenz, whose last day as a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission was at the end of August, has joined a16z Crypto as an advisory partner, per a September 9 announcement shared with The Block.  In […]

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Crypto Friendly CFTC Commission Brian Quintenz Set to Leave the Agency

Brian Quintenz, one of the Republicans currently serving as a Commissioner with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has unveiled his plans to leave the agency by the end of the month. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Quintenz said in an interview that he will leave the agency by Aug 31, […]

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Brian Quintenz, crypto-friendly CFTC commissioner, to leave office at end of August

Brian Quintenz, crypto-friendly CFTC commissioner, to leave office at end of August

Brian Quintenz, a commissioner for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has announced that August 31 will be his final day in office. Quintenz has been a notable crypto advocate for the duration of his term. In his statement upon departure, he highlighted his work on cryptocurrency issues. “During my term, the CFTC has overseen the […]

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