Coinbase Hires Former Senate Advisor to Head Its Government Affairs Department

In a statement released Monday, Coinbase announced it had hired a DC veteran to ‘engage and educate public officials on regulatory and compliance issues related to Bitcoin.’
John Collins, who has served as campaign manager for a US senator and as an advisor on the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, will join Coinbase as the company’s head of government affairs.
‘From the outset, our team has always invested a great deal of time and energy to help educate and inform regulators and other public officials about Bitcoin,’ Coinbase said in the statement. ‘But as more merchants and consumers adopt the digital currency, and as more policymakers seek to understand its core value and promise, that responsibility has become increasingly large.’
Thus, they reached out to the University of Delaware graduate, who spent the last 20 months advising US Senator Tom Carper ‘on issues related to digital currencies, emerging payment systems, and critical infrastructure security,’ according to Collins’ LinkedIn profile. Sen. Carper is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Coinbase’s statement read:

This post was published at Coin Telegraph on 2014-10-14.

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