The post of the COO of the cryptocurrency bank Digital Galaxy, founded by investor-billionaire Mike Novogratz, will be occupied by former vice-president of Goldman Sachs Richard Kim. This is reported by Bloomberg with reference to informed sources.
A resident of London, Kim will join Galaxy Digital in the coming weeks and will most likely move to New York. As noted by another source, in Goldman Sachs Kim played an administrative role in the currency business and was among those who worked on launching the project on crypto trading.
Richard Kim is not the first who left Goldman Sachs and gone to work in the crypto industry. So, in January, Michael Buchella, who held a number of administrative positions in the bank, joined the BlockTower Capital crypto investment fund as head of business development.
Additionally, one of the co-founders of BlockTower was Matt Goetz, who left Goldman Sachs last year. James Radecki, another former employee of the Wall Street bank, left the institution in 2016 and currently works as head of business development at Cumberland Mining, one of the largest firms engaged in trading in crypto-currencies.
In addition, in addition to Novogratz himself, who worked at Goldman Sachs in the 1990s, Luka Jankovic, a former hedge fund analyst, is currently working at the Digital Galaxy crypto bank.