Coinbase to Issue New Statement

As reported, company says it was wrong about SEC approval of acquisitions of Keystone Capital Corp., Venovate Marketplace Inc. and Digital Wealth LLC
18 July 2018   2012

Vice President of Communications of Coinbase Rachel Horwitz denied the information that the company received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States for a deal to buy brokerage companies. This is reported by Bloomberg.

It is not correct to say that the SEC and FINRA approved Coinbase’s purchase of Keystone because SEC was not involved in the approval process. The SEC’s approval is not required for the change of control application. Coinbase has discussed aspects of its proposed operations, including the acquisition of the Keystone Entity, on an informal basis with several members of SEC staff.
 

Rachel Horwitz

Vice President of Communications, Coinbase

On Monday, a spokesman for Coinbase said that the company received permission from the SEC and the Agency for Regulation of Financial Institutions (FINRA) to purchase Keystone Capital Corp., Venovate Marketplace Inc. and Digital Wealth LLC.

However, despite the refutation from Rachel Horwitz, Coinbase still intends to obtain a license to carry out brokerage activities.

US OCC to Hire Coinbase's Chief Legal Officer

Brian Brooks will be the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency COO and  Senior Deputy Comptroller since 1st of April
17 March 2020   442

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has recruited Coinbase's cryptocurrency exchange legal director, Brian Brooks, as its chief operating officer and first deputy head of department.

Brooks will take office on April 1st. He has been in charge of Coinbase's legal affairs since September 2018. At Brooks' new location, they announced that he would leave Coinbase and replace current COO Morris Morgan. Brooks is also a member of the board of directors of the mortgage company Fannie Mae, but will leave this post with a new appointment.

He is a visionary thinker with a passion for service and a deep understanding of how the financial services industry supports our nation's prosperity. We are fortunate to attract such an experienced and talented individual to join our federal agency.

 

Joseph Otting

Current Comptroller of the Currency

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is part of the US Department of the Treasury and supervises national banks. The agency has been operating since 1863 and is taking measures against banks, the practices of which it considers to be excessively risky.