The SEC Has A Crypto Expert Recruitment Problem

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is facing a significant recruitment challenge in the field of cryptocurrencies, as revealed by a report from the agency’s Office of the Inspector General

According to the report, the SEC is having trouble hiring a crypto expert because the SEC’s policies forbid staff from holding investments in the sectors they oversee for ethical reasons. The document stated that the small pool of qualified candidates who hold crypto assets are often unable or unwilling to divest their holdings to work for the SEC.

The report also underscores that this recruitment challenge puts the SEC at a disadvantage compared to private sector firms that offer competitive salaries and do not impose similar investment restrictions. 

This comes at a time when the SEC is working to strengthen its oversight of the fast-growing crypto-asset markets. Presently, the agency is actively pursuing high-profile cases against major cryptocurrency exchanges such as Binance and Coinbase, along with other firms operating in the crypto sector. 

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