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Paxos Appoints Former CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo to Board

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Paxos, a regulated blockchain and tokenization infrastructure platform, announced today the appointment of J. Christopher Giancarlo, former Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), to its board of directors.

Paxos Scores Regulatory Heavyweight from CFTC

Giancarlo, a respected figure in the financial services industry and a passionate advocate for blockchain technology, brings decades of expertise to Paxos as the company continues to innovate in the digital asset space.

During his tenure at the CFTC from 2014 to 2019, Giancarlo oversaw the introduction of the first Bitcoin futures products and applied a "Do No Harm" regulatory approach to blockchain technology.

"Chris brings unparalleled expertise and understanding of complex market dynamics to Paxos," said Charles Cascarilla, CEO and Co-Founder of Paxos. "His insights will support us as we expand our position as a leader in regulated digital asset market structure and stablecoin innovation."

Paxos, a registered trust company, issues regulated digital assets such as PayPal USD (PYUSD), Pax Dollar (USDP), and Pax Gold (PAXG). The company aims to leverage blockchain technology to create a more inclusive and accessible financial system

"Paxos has established itself as the leader in bridging traditional and digital asset markets by introducing regulated solutions that are safe for institutions and consumers," said Giancarlo. "I'm honored to join Paxos's board and be a part of innovation in the financial sector."

From Government to Crypto

Chris Giancarlo is no stranger to cryptocurrencies. With over 50,000 followers on Twitter, he is nicknamed "CryptoDad" and frequently shares his insights on digital assets and blockchain technology.

He is one of the latest government or agency representatives to join a crypto firm. Earlier this year, former UK Finance Minister George Osborne made a similar move by joining Coinbase's advisory council amid its global expansion.

Peter Marton, formerly the Deputy Superintendent of Virtual Currency at the New York Department of Financial Services, has taken on the role of Director of Digital Identity at Fireblocks.

Brian Brookes, who was the Senior Deputy Comptroller at the Comptroller of the Currency within the US Treasury Department, has joined the Board of Directors at Hashdex. His role involves advising on global regulation to attract institutional investors and strategically working with public policymakers.

Additionally, Circle, the issuer of USDC, appointed Heath Tarbert as their Chief Legal Officer and Head of Corporate Affairs earlier this year. Tarbert, who previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive of the CFTC, was the Chief Legal Officer at Citadel Securities before joining Circle.

This article was written by Damian Chmiel at www.financemagnates.com.
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