Former Chainalysis CTO To Lead FinCEN

Michael Mosier, who led blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis as its chief technology officer from June 2019 to February 2020, has been selected as the incoming acting director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

Mosier has held a litany of financial regulatory roles, including as a counselor to the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, deputy director and digital innovation officer of FinCEN, associate director at the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foregin Assets Control and deputy chief in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Money Laundering & Asset Recovery Section. But this latest transition from Chainalysis to FinCEN underscores the latter agency’s recent and likely-to-continue emphasis on regulating blockchain-based digital assets.