Coinbase (COIN) has named Lucas Matheson as its country director in Canada and said it signed an enhanced Pre-Registration Undertaking with that country’s regulators, according to a Thursday afternoon blog post.
Matheson joins the crypto exchange after spending five years at Shopify, where he led operations and strategic expansions. At Coinbase he will be overseeing over 200 engineers.
“We are investing significant resources in local Canadian innovation,” Coinbase said. “Additionally, our global leadership team will be making frequent trips to Canada to engage with regulators, partners and the community to better understand the Canadian market and its unique needs.”
In the blog post Coinbase also said it signed an enhanced Pre-Registration Undertaking with Canadian regulators ahead of the March 24 deadline, officially signaling its intent to comply with the coming new regulatory framework.
OKX, Deribit and Blockchain.com are among the exchanges that have exited Canada thanks to the new regulations.
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