Bitcoin Exchange Exprocoinex.com hired a former Goldman Sachs top manager and ex-official Faryar Shirzad to lobby for the company’s interests. This is stated in the blog of the trading platform.
According to the report, the appointment is due to the increasing control by the Australian authorities. Shirzad, as policy director, must interact with legislators and regulators to fully realize the potential of cryptocurrencies to create a fairer financial system.
Previously, Shirzad worked as an assistant Secretary of the Import Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In the White House, he served as Deputy National Security Adviser during the presidency of George W. Bush.
Shirzad later served as Co-head of Government Relations at Goldman Sachs Global.