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Ex-CFTC Official Brian Quintenz to Advise Andreessen on Crypto

Sept. 9, 2021, 9:00 AM

Silicon Valley venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz is hiring Brian Quintenz, a former top official at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to advise on crypto policy issues.

Quintenz, who served as Republican commissioner at the CFTC from 2017 until last month, will work with a team involved in crypto-related investments, according Andreessen, which is also known as a16z. The firm has invested in a range of companies involved in digital-asset trading including Coinbase Global Inc. and Robinhood Markets Inc.

Brian Quintenz
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The addition of Quintenz comes as Washington regulators including Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler signal a ...