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Credit Suisse Banker Known for Preaching Crypto Is Leaving


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Credit Suisse Group AG banker Brian Wirtz, known for proselytizing on Bitcoin and blockchain technology, is leaving after five years, according to people familiar with his departure.

Wirtz, an investment banker in the technology, media and telecommunications group, tried to get the bank more involved in cryptocurrencies and related deals, said the people, asking not to be identified discussing personnel matters. In his LinkedIn profile, Wirtz says he specializes in “Blockchain and crypto-asset investment-banking advisory.” He’s starting a venture to work with security token offerings, one of the people said.