Crypto Firm Currency.com Expands To US, Hires New CEObr>
European crypto platform Currency.com has welcomed Steve Gregory to its senior leadership team to accelerate growth in the US and Canada.
Currency.com allows investors to use their crypto assets to invest in, and profit from, global financial markets without the pressure of exchanging their crypto portfolio into fiat money. The company is licensed, authorized and regulated by the High Technology Park of Belarus under Decree No. 8 On the Development of a Digital Economy, which legalizes businesses based on blockchain technology. In 2020, the crypto platform reported a 374 percent growth in its client base, making it one of Europe’s fastest growing cryptocurrency exchanges platforms.
Gregory joins Currency.com with a strong track record in building highly regulated businesses in the digital asset and cryptocurrency space. Most recently, he served as Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Counsel at the global spot market exchange, CEX.io. He also worked at the digital currency exchange and custodian, Gemini Trust Company, where he was part of the original team responsible for growing Gemini into a leading cryptocurrency exchange in the US. Gregory’s new role will involve developing and managing Currency.com’s growth strategy in the US with a focus on ensuring sound legal and regulatory compliance throughout.
“Strong growth in recent months has accelerated our expansion plans, encouraging us to bolster our various country teams,” said Vitalii Kedyk, Head of Strategy at Currency.com. “Steve’s knowledge and experience in the global and US cryptocurrency space combined with his phenomenal eye for legal oversight makes him a great fit for us. As a company, it is our aim to grow our regulatory footprint and enable our clients to buy, trade and invest in cryptocurrencies with ease and security. Steve has a wealth of experience in the industry, and his appointment will help to ensure we continue to meet our growth ambitions for 2021 and beyond.”
“I am very excited to join the team here at Currency.com, especially during this period of continued growth and expansion,” said Gregory. “As the cryptocurrency space grows in popularity , it’s imperative that we continue to uphold the highest regulatory and compliance standards to help more people invest with confidence. I am looking forward to contributing to the long-term success of the business.”