Former U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) attorney Ryne Miller has joined FTX.US, the U.S. affiliate of crypto exchange FTX, as its general counsel.
FTX.US said Miller’s primary objective will be “to ensure FTX.US remains responsive to, and compliant with, emerging U.S. and global regulatory policies.”
While at the CFTC, Miller served as legal counsel to Chairman Gary Gensler, who now chairs the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
“We will be working alongside U.S. regulators to bring regulated digital asset markets to U.S. customers,” said Miller in a statement.
Just prior to joining the exchange, Miller worked at the law firm Sullivan and Cromwell LLP where he was a partner and co-head of its Commodities, Futures and Derivatives practice.
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried told CoinDesk TV recently that the Hong Kong-based company plans to expand in the U.S. and that many of the obstacles to doing so were regulatory in nature.