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Binance US Appoints Former OCC Head Brian Brooks as CEO

Brian Brooks, the acting head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) under Donald Trump’s administration, noted in a Wall Street Journal report today that he would be working as Binance US CEO on May 1, 2021.  Brooks’ Career at the OCC During his tenure as acting head at the OCC, Brooks was friendly toward cryptocurrencies despite Trump’s public dislike for the asset class, especially Bitcoin.  The regulator’s...

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Biden Administration Reportedly in Early Stages of Readying Regulation for Bitcoin

With Bitcoin (BTC) gaining widespread adoption globally, the United States government is reportedly in the early stages of developing regulatory guidelines for the popular cryptocurrency and the entire crypto industry. Sources familiar with the matter told FOX Business’ Charlie Gasparino that the upcoming regulation, which will focus on crypto infrastructure and taxation, is being led by the Treasury Department Secretary, Janet...