U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has hired a new U.K. head of compliance with three decades of experience in the industry.
The new hire, Mark Kelly, joins the prominent crypto startup after almost five years as a director at London-based regulatory reporting firm Abide Financial. According to his LinkedIn profile, Kelly joined the exchange this month.
While at Abide, Kelly advised clients on regulatory compliance areas such as anti-money laundering rules, the EU's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation.
In total, he comes with over 30 years of experience in compliance and auditing gained at a number of notable financial firms, including Grant Thornton, Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers.
It was previously revealed that, since March 2018, the firm has been offering to cover up to $5,000 a year for treatments like egg-freezing in a bid to retain staff – that's in addition to Coinbase’s health insurance options.
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