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SEC Looking to Hire Crypto Financial Analysts

April 25, 2019 12:11
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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently looking to appoint a cryptocurrency financial analyst. The job, as per the post will pay $144,850 to $238,787 a year.

The job post says, “The Crypto Specialist provides expertise and coordinates TM activities regarding crypto and digital asset securities. Duties include coordination with Division staff to establish a comprehensive plan to address crypto and digital asset securities; engage with other Divisions and Offices on such matters; serve as the Division’s point of contact for domestic and international regulators, market participants, and the public; provide expert level comment on policy and workstreams.”

The person applying for this post must develop and maintain expert-level industry knowledge of crypto and digital asset securities and products, as well as legal and policy developments occurring in domestic and foreign jurisdictions, needs to apply knowledge of federal securities laws to digital asset securities and crypto matters, i.e., broker-dealer, exchange, clearing agency and transfer registrations, exchange product applications, sales and trading practices, among others.

While the SEC has been treading on the path of caution, as far as cryptocurrencies are concerned, these call to action job posts seem to be an indication that the federal body is ready to keep an open mind.

Earlier this month, the SEC was looking to hire a lawyer with crypto expertise. The news came to light following the job opening posted on USAjobs.gov. The job titled Attorney Advisor stated that the position was for Division of Trading and Market’s activities regarding crypto and digital asset securities, as earlier reported by Crypto-News India.

Outlining some of the responsibilities coming with the job, the post said, “Coordinating with TM staff to establish a comprehensive plan to address crypto and digital asset securities and engaging with other Divisions and Offices on such matters, Developing and maintaining expert-level industry knowledge of crypto and digital asset securities and products, as well as legal and policy developments occurring in domestic and foreign jurisdictions; Serving as the Division?s lead representative in the SEC’s FinTech Working Group and as liaison with the FSOC’s Digital Assets Working Group,” among others.

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