The crypto investor also named two other advisers: Kevin Walsh, former member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors; and Pratiti Raychoudhury, vice president and research head at Meta Platforms (META).
Clayton isn’t new to the crypto space since leaving the SEC. He is an adviser at digital assets custodian Fireblocks and at investment manager One River Asset Management.
Among other former regulators who have moved into crypto within the past year are ex-Commodity Futures Trading Commission heads Brian Quintenz and J. Christopher Giancarlo. Quintenz sits on investment giant’s Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto advisory panel, and Giancarlo is a strategic adviser at CoinFund.
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