Ex-Thomson Reuters Senior Executive Joins Blockchain KYC Startup

Greg Pinn, former risk intelligence executive at Thomson Reuters, has joined a Canadian blockchain company.

Canadian blockchain regulatory compliance startup iComply Investor Services has hired a former Thomson Reuters executive as its head of strategy, Coindesk reports June 1.

Greg Pinn, who previously served as head of the corporation’s risk intelligence and financial crime screening platform, has already taken up the post.

Launched in 2017, iComply seeks to leverage blockchain in order to improve adherence of industry businesses to know-your-customer (KYC) rules, which executives have claimed forms a weak link in the industry.

The move marks the company’s second high-profile hire this year, with former US regulator Jeff Bandman joining its advisory board in April.

Bandman was formerly a senior official at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and had extensively lobbied the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the benefits of blockchain technology.

Pinn meanwhile had not responded to a request for comment from Cointelegraph as of press time.

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