Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has hired Robert Zagotta, chief commercial officer of Kraken, to be the first CEO of its business in the United States.
In an announcement today, Bitstamp said Zagotta would be coming on board to “oversee day-to-day operations” and accelerate the exchange’s growth in the country. He was with crypto exchange Kraken for more than three years and also worked as a senior managing director with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group.
“The U.S. has a unique regulatory landscape and a huge potential upside in the digital asset industry,” said Bitstamp Global CEO Julian Sawyer. “By appointing a regional CEO for Bitstamp, it demonstrates the importance that the United States is playing for our global exchange.”
Zagotta told Cointelegraph he would be focused on “the intricacies and opportunities in the U.S. market,” while Sawyer would handle Bitstamp’s global vision. He said his goal would be to draw in interest from U.S. businesses and investors, but the exchange was “already a