Brian Brooks is resigning as chief executive officer of crypto exchange Binance.US just three months after he was appointed to the position.
Brooks unveils to his 57,900 followers the reason behind his sudden departure.
“Greetings crypto community. Letting you all know that I have resigned as CEO of BinanceUS. Despite differences over strategic direction, I wish my former colleagues much success. Exciting new things to come!”
In response, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao praised Brooks’ work as chief executive of Binance’s US arm, asserting that the transition will not affect the customers of the crypto giant.
“Brian’s work for Binance.US has been invaluable and we hope he will continue to be an integral part of the crypto industry’s growth, advocating for regulations that move our industry forward. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”
Brooks is stepping down as Binance faces regulatory hurdles.
Hong Kong, Britain, Japan and Italy are cracking down on Binance amid concerns about the exchange’s regulatory status.
Brooks was the acting head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) before he assumed the executive role at Binance on May 7th. During Brooks’ term with the OCC, the federal banking regulator released guidance clarifying that banks can offer cryptocurrency custody services and use stablecoins for conducting payment activities.
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