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Crypto’s Hottest Hires Aren’t Millennials. They’re Banking Cops

  • Recent appointments of notable regulators are just the start
  • Ventures also have recruited prosecutors and other authorities
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Bitcoin: What’s Coming in the Year Ahead

Veteran Wall Street enforcers are landing new roles on a wild frontier: virtual currencies.

A growing number of crypto startups are adding former regulators and other government authorities to their payrolls, a practice that could help them head off or prepare for stricter rules. Ventures have snapped up ex-prosecutors, national security officials and at least one former senior diplomat -- all of whom may prove handy as nations decide whether to embrace or outlaw digital money.