Andreessen Horowitz Recruited ex-CFTC Commissioner

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has recruited a former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Brian Quintenz as Crypto Advisor.

According to the company’s statement, the CFTC is one of the most important federal regulators for digital assets and other commodities, and Brian Quintentz stands out for his innovative thinking on cryptocurrencies and DeFi.

Quintentz announced his departure from the CFTC on August 19. At a16z, he will join the existing advisors – former SEC corporate finance chief Bill Hinman and former Treasury official Brent McIntosh.

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