Gemini's newest hire - the Chief Information Officer of the New York Stock Exchange...

Popular exchange Gemini announced a major new hire today -  New York Stock Exchange's Chief Information Officer, Robert Cornish.

“Rob is a tremendous addition to our team. He will ensure that Gemini continues to deliver the best platform experience to our customers as possible and set the standards of excellence for the cryptocurrency industry as a whole. Rob is globally recognized for his abilities in leading high-performing engineering teams, his expertise in exchange and matching-engine architecture, and running high-throughput platforms that are both secure and resilient” said co-founder Tyler Winklevoss.

Gemini founders the "Winklevoss Twins" best known for suing Mark Zuckerberg claiming he stole their idea (and got a settlement for it) have aggressively been pursuing the goal of running a company in the unregulated cryptocurrency space that still functions with approval from the government - even if it's not needed, yet.

It's an idea that makes a lot of sense if regulations are coming - imagine what they may be, function that way, and when it happens they won't need to change anything.

Most expect any government regulation regarding cryptocurrencies will likely sound a lot like the current rules for the stock market, which is why hiring Wall Street pro's could be a very smart long-term move.

Author: Ross Davis
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San Francisco News Desk