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Former CFTC Attorney Ryne Miller Joins FTX.US as General Counsel

Miller served as legal counsel to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, when Gensler was at the CFTC.

Aug 3, 2021 at 2:35 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:34 p.m. UTC

Former U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) attorney Ryne Miller has joined FTX.US, the U.S. affiliate of crypto exchange FTX, as its general counsel.

  • FTX.US said Miller’s primary objective will be “to ensure FTX.US remains responsive to, and compliant with, emerging U.S. and global regulatory policies.”
  • While at the CFTC, Miller served as legal counsel to Chairman Gary Gensler, who now chairs the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 
  • “We will be working alongside U.S. regulators to bring regulated digital asset markets to U.S. customers," said Miller in a statement.
  • Just prior to joining the exchange, Miller worked at the law firm Sullivan and Cromwell LLP where he was a partner and co-head of its Commodities, Futures and Derivatives practice.
  • FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried told CoinDesk TV recently that the Hong Kong-based company plans to expand in the U.S. and that many of the obstacles to doing so were regulatory in nature.

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