Crypto Compliance Firm Chainalysis Appoints Michael Mosier As Chief Technical Counsel

Job Appointments | June 27, 2019 By:

New York-based crypto-tracker Chainalysis has appointed Michael Mosier as Chief Technical Counsel.

Founded in 2014, Chainalysis offers crypto investigation and compliance solutions to global law enforcement agencies, regulators, and businesses as they work together to fight illicit cryptocurrency activity. Its crypto transaction monitoring tool, called Chainalysis KYT (Know Your Transaction), is designed to automate the assessment of money laundering risk, thereby helping cryptocurrency businesses and financial institutions to meet regulatory requirements. The tool is being used by more than 110 cryptocurrency businesses and financial institutions in 36 countries.

Mosier served as Chief of Strategic Advancement at the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), prior to which he was Associate Director at OFAC, supervising the Office of Sanctions Policy & Implementation and the Office of Compliance & Enforcement. He was also Deputy Chief in the Department of Justice’s Money Laundering & Asset Recovery Section, where he led the Financial Intelligence Unit, and served a tour at the National Security Council as Director for Transnational Organized Crime.

As Chainalysis’ Chief Technical Counsel, Mosier will be responsible for bringing legal expertise to Chainalysis products products, including data privacy and global anti-money laundering (AML), sanctions, policy, and government matters. He will work closely with Jesse Spiro, the Global Head of Policy who recently joined the firm from Refinitiv, and Kristofer Doucette, Vice President of Government Affairs who used to work for the US Department of the Treasury in financial intelligence.

“I am thrilled to join the incredible team at Chainalysis as the Chief Technical Counsel,” said Mosier. “Having worked across emerging technology, financial integrity, and data privacy matters, the opportunity to bring technical-legal solutions to market to help advance Chainalysis’s mission to build trust in blockchains and help our customers meet their regulatory obligations is the perfect intersection at a seminal moment for all of those areas.”

Michael Gronager, CEO and Co-Founder of Chainalysis, said that the appointment will bring a wealth of financial intelligence, global policy expertise and leadership to their team that is critical to building trust among governments, cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions.

“As we anticipate major global regulatory developments over the coming months, the strength of our team will ensure all our customers are fully equipped with the technology and information they need to comply with regulation and combat money laundering in cryptocurrencies,” Gronager said.