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Former Gemini Officer Caitlin Barnett Joins Bitstamp As US Chief Compliance Leader

The Ex-Deputy Cheif Compliance Officer of Gemini exchange for the past 3 years has quit the company to join as the US Chef Compliance Officer at Bitstamp. Barnett will be working out of the exchange’s New York office and her primary job would be to overseeing the daily day-to-day compliance operations, work with regulatory officials […]
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Bitstamp snags Gemini compliance exec as it expands into US

Crypto exchange Bitstamp is looking to U.S. exchange Gemini for its latest hire as it expands in the U.S. Caitlin Barnett, previously the Deputy Compliance Officer at Gemini, will join Bitstamp as its U.S. chief compliance officer, according to a statement from the company. After receiving its BitLicense from the New York Department of Financial Services in April, Bitstamp is looking to build a stateside team. The certification is the gold standard of trading regulation in New York, allowing the company to offer bitcoin, litecoin, bitcoin cash, XRP and ether to New York residents. Bitstamp is entering the U.S. at the same time other foreign exchanges are expanding into the country, including Binance and Huobi. Nejc Kodrič, CEO of Bitstamp, said Barnett’s hiring stems from Bitstamp’s goal to provide a safe and transparent trading venue. Her experience in the compliance area of the industry will guide Bitstamp through regulatory hurdles as it expands, he said. At Gemini, Barnett developed an anti-money laundering/Bank Secrecy Act compliance program. She also worked as an assistant vice president compliance officer at Commerzbank and assistant vice president and senior counsel at JPMorgan Chase. She holds a J.D. from Touro College Law Center.  She will be based at the exchange’s New York office along with Bitstamp's other recent hire, Hunter Merghart, who Bitstamp also looked to U.S.-based exchanges in hiring. Merghart, previously head of trading at Coinbase, now serves as Bitstamp’s head of U.S. Operations.
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Crypto exchange Bitstamp hires Caitlin Barnett as US Chief Compliance Officer

CryptoNinjas - Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Asset SourceBitstamp, Europe’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trade volume, today announced that Caitlin Barnett will join the company as US chief compliance officer. Barnett will be based out of Bitstamp’s New York office, where her focus will be overseeing day-to-day compliance operations, working with regulatory officials and lawmakers and helping Bitstamp anticipate and prepare for future […]

Bitstamp Hires Caitlin Barnett as US Chief Compliance Officer

NEW YORK, July 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bitstamp, the world's longest-standing cryptocurrency exchange and Europe's biggest by trade volume, today announces that Caitlin Barnett will join the company as US chief compliance officer. Barnett will be based out of Bitstamp's New York office, where her focus will be overseeing day-to-day compliance operations, working with regulatory officials and lawmakers and helping Bitstamp anticipate and prepare for future regulatory changes. Previously, Barnett served as deputy chief compliance officer at Gemini, where she developed and implemented a highly-respected AML/BSA compliance program, managed multiple AML/BSA audits and exams, and led a group of over 20 compliance professionals. Prior to Gemini, Barnett worked as an assistant vice president compliance officer at Commerzbank and served as assistant vice president and senior counsel at JPMorgan Chase. Barnett's extensive experience in compliance as well as leadership roles in both crypto and traditional finance will be vital to ...Full story available on

Bitstamp Commitment to Bitcoin Scalability, Launching a Lightning Network Node

The Lightning Network (LN), Bitcoin’s most significant off chain scaling protocol is now available to the Bitstamp community. The European cryptocurrency exchange has announced the set up of a Lightning Network node. In the July 8 announcement, the crypto exchange said:  “Bitstamp has been supporting the Bitcoin industry since its early days. By running our own Lightning Network node, we want to help the network grow and encourage other companies to start working with this amazing technology as well.” In addition, the exchange affirmed its belief in LN, saying:  “We believe that there are use cases for Lightning in almost any industry. Let’s start discovering them”. Status of Lightning Network The Bitcoin [BTC] Lightning Network is enjoying increased capacity on the back of the current BTC Bull Run. Consequently, the number of nodes on the protocol now stands at 9,009 with 34,286 channels. As per BitcoinVisuals data, one exact year ago, the network had 1,526 nodes. Its network’s BTC capacity is at 946.02 BTC a sharp rise from the 21.426 BTC capacity a year ago. The steady growth of the second layer payment protocol has its enthusiasts very excited and with good reason. The protocol is Bitcoin’s most contentious Layer 2 solution. For BTC bulls that will not entertain any hard forks or alterations to the BTC blockchain, it is the hope for the digital asset’s scalability problem. The LN was designed to improve the blockchain’s performance and halt threats to raise its 1MB capacity to 32MB. Through it, the otherwise slow and expensive transactions can assume per second speeds at negligible fees. This could give the digital asset possibilities beyond the reach of fiat. More Lightning Network Nodes Equal Sustenance Its critics, however, are skeptical of the much-vaunted scaling solution’s mass usage. In March, for instance, when its capacity decreased from a high of 1000 BTC, there was an uproar. The drop was caused by LNbig’s closure of some channels. The provider had been responsible for 25 percent of the liquidity on the network. On Reddit, LNbig encouraged more players to open channels, run more nodes, and increase the liquidity on the network. The success of the Bitcoin Lightning Network is, therefore, highly dependent on increased levels of liquidity from more active nodes. At the moment many channels are running on LN as benefactors. However, the solution cannot scale on perpetual benevolence. Bitstamp’s nodes are, accordingly, one more positive development for the scaling solution.  The nodes are the Lightning Network’s basic building units, which in the end will increase its capabilities. LN has also become available to Coinbase through Bitrefill.  Bitfinex also has revealed plans to launch LN support for Tether’s USDT stablecoin. There also have been reports that crypto payments processor startup Moon has a web browser in place to enable Lightning BTC wallets to purchase items on Amazon. Hi everyone! A quick note on Moon and lightning network: the latest update of the Moon browser extension with lightning network functionality is still being reviewed by the Chrome web store. We expect this will be done soon and will update here. Thanks!— paywithmoon (@paywithmoon) April 22, 2019 A failed LN would be a victory for Bitcoin hard forks like Bitcoin Cash. BTC users in search of a more scalable digital asset would be tempted to join the speedier digital assets. The post Bitstamp Commitment to Bitcoin Scalability, Launching a Lightning Network Node appeared first on Ethereum World News.
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