Blockchain investment firm CoinFund has appointed former United States commodities regulator J. Christopher Giancarlo as a strategic adviser — a move that should help the Brooklyn-based company navigate the complex, ever-changing regulatory requirements in its home country.
Often referred to as “Crypto Dad” by the blockchain community for his support of digital assets, Giancarlo was nominated as commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in 2014. In January 2017, he became the agency’s acting chair before assuming the role full-time in August of the same year. He held the position until July 2019.
CoinFund president Christopher Perkins described Giancarlo as a “driving force” of innovation at the CFTC, especially for advocating “thoughtful crypto policy in the United States.” Jake Bruckman, CoinFund’s founder, said the former