BitGo Taps Former Coinbase Exec Jeff Horowitz as Chief Compliance Officer

BitGo Taps Former Coinbase Exec Jeff Horowitz as Chief Compliance Officer


Qualified cryptocurrency custodian BitGo has hired Coinbase’s former chief compliance officer to lead its compliance and anti-money laundering programs.

Jeff Horowitz led Coinbase’s global compliance program before leaving in October. Prior to Coinbase, he spent 12 years with Pershing, a clearing house owned by BNY Mellon. 

Horowitz was also co-chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Anti-Money Laundering Committee. He began his career as a regulator with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

“Banks and institutional investors are looking for a regulated and independent custody solution provider to safely store their crypto,” Horowitz told CoinDesk in an email. “Bankers want to know that a crypto custodian is meeting the same standards of security and compliance that Banks and Trust Companies are subject to today.”

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