Crypto exchange FTX.US hires Ryne Miller as general counsel

FTX.US — the US version of the crypto exchange — has hired Ryne Miller as its general counsel, according to a release.

Prior to joining FTX.US, Miller spent eight years at law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, rising to become a partner and co-head of its commodities, futures and derivatives practice.

Previously he was an attorney at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) where he worked under Gary Gensler, who is now the head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

"His industry expertise and leadership will be critical as we forge cooperative working relationships with US regulators amid the expansion of our businesses," said Brett Harrison, President of FTX.US.

Harrison himself joined FTX.US in May this year. He was previously head of semi-systematic technology at market maker Citadel Securities. He joins a host of traditional finance workers entering the crypto space in recent months.