The FCA of the UK is looking for cryptocurrency experts

Financial Conduct Authority – FCA, based in London, is recruiting employees with experience in cryptocurrencies. It is developing a new department responsible for regulating this sector.

FCA adds two new jobs

In an announcement published on LinkedIn, the FCA is seeking a director of payments and a head of digital assets. Both jobs are open to people who specialize in cryptocurrencies.

Initially, the new position will be aimed at the candidate who will be responsible for guiding government regulatory action in the UK. According to the announcement, the position is expected to help FCA create a unified narrative about cryptocurrencies.

FCA’s new position is part of its plan to create a cryptocurrency department. The offer states that the new role will be crucial for the regulator’s supervision of digital assets market activity:

The FCA is looking for a department director to build and lead a new cryptocurrency department and to lead and coordinate the agency’s regulatory activities in this emerging market. This is a key leadership position in the proposed new unit that deals with emerging business models.

Applications for this position will be accepted until April 3, 2022.

The institution is also seeking a director for the department of payments and digital assets. The ideal candidate must have experience and knowledge of the regulatory environment and experience in cryptocurrency and payment companies. They will be responsible for the policy and supervision of payments, electronic money and cryptocurrency assets, as well as other emerging business models in the financial services industry.

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