We are proud to announce that Alex Abedine, Vice President of Regulatory at Talos, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Global Digital Currency Association (Global DCA). This prestigious appointment reflects Alex's expertise in digital assets and reflects Talos’s commitment to shaping a regulatory environment that fosters innovation and growth.
At Talos, Alex has been instrumental in navigating the complex regulatory landscape, ensuring our products and services align with evolving compliance standards. In his role on the Global DCA Board of Directors, Alex will engage in direct advocacy and contribute to legislative and regulatory initiatives that shape the future of digital assets. His involvement is expected to bring a wealth of insight to the board, drawing from his experience in navigating regulatory frameworks in this fast evolving space.
Since its inception in 2021, the Global DCA has worked with legislators on both sides of the aisle to deepen awareness and understanding of effective, nuanced legislation to protect consumers while supporting the growth of the digital assets ecosystem. Global DCA Chairwoman Renata Szkoda said, “I am extremely excited about the newly elected board members joining Global DCA as they are a deeply committed, talented, and experienced group of individuals sharing the same deep sense of responsibility for the industry and proven to serve as thought leaders strengthening its future growth.”
“I’m proud to join the DCA to help advance their important mission,” said Alex, commenting on the appointment. “Now more than ever we must advocate for regulations that will promote the growth and stability of the digital asset industry in the US.”
Alex’s deep product and regulatory experience includes his notable work at Coinbase, where he served as Senior Product Counsel prior to joining Talos. Alex was a driving force behind pioneering Web3 products, such as decentralized identity, Coinbase Card, and Coinbase Pay. Prior to that, Alex was Lead Product Counsel at Meta Platforms, where he played a pivotal role in developing Instagram’s NFT marketplace, expanding Facebook Payments internationally, and launching the Novi digital wallet and Diem digital currency. Alex holds a BA degree from Emory University, an MSc in economic history from the London School of Economics, and a JD from New York University School of Law.
Alex is a testament to the caliber of talent we have at Talos. His involvement in the Global DCA will undoubtedly enhance our ability to offer innovative, compliant solutions in the digital asset space. We are excited to support Alex in this new role and look forward to the positive impact he will make in shaping the digital asset ecosystem.
About the Global DCA
Global DCA is a global self-regulatory association for the digital asset and cryptocurrency industry. It was established to guide the evolution of digital assets, cryptocurrencies, and the underlying blockchain technology within a regulatory framework designed to build public trust, foster market integrity and maximize economic opportunity for all participants.
The broad-based membership of the Global DCA includes spot and derivative exchanges, proprietary trading firms, traders, investors, asset managers, brokerage firms, FCMs, custodians, decentralized technology organizations, banks, legal firms, audit firms, insurance professionals, academics, consultants and media. Talos is one of a handful of Premiere Members.
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