Binance Adds Former FATF Officers to Regulatory Strategy Team

The former FATF officials will help steer Binance's global regulatory strategy, the exchange said.

AccessTimeIconMar 25, 2021 at 9:56 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:32 p.m. UTC

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance apped two former members of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for its advisory team Thursday, telegraphing its commitment to staunching compliance and fraud concerns.

  • Former Executive Secretary Rick McDonell and the former head of FATF's Canadian delegation, Josée Nadeau, will advise on Binance's "global compliance and regulatory strategies," according to a press release.
  • The pair will also participate in Binance's communication with regulatory agencies around the world, according to the company. Earlier this month Binance added a top government liaison in former U.S. Senator Max Baucus.
  • Binance has faced past accusations of working to sidestep government oversight and is reportedly under investigation by the U.S. federal commodities regulator to see if U.S. residents traded derivatives on the cryptocurrency exchange in violation of U.S. rules allegations the firm denies.

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