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Coinbase’s Want Ad: Someone With ‘Excellent Political Judgment’

  • More than 350 job listings as crypto company ramps up
  • Someone needed to handle ‘critical policy debates within D.C.’
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Coinbase Global Inc. could use some more communication specialists, including someone with “excellent political judgment” and a strong policy network in Washington. The company also wants to beef up its legal and compliance team by about two dozen people. 

These are among more than 350 job openings on Coinbase’s website that highlight the company’s ambitions as well as the challenges it faces in a rapidly growing cyrptocurrency industry, where regulatory scrutiny is being ratcheted up by a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chair who says he believes it’s better to be proactive on digital currencies than to react following a crisis. The jobs build on the net 450 new employees the company added in the second quarter, bringing its head count to 2,176 at the end of the period, according to an August letter to shareholders.