Latest in Crypto Hiring: L1 Blockchain Names New Chief Growth Officer

The SEC is seeking to bolster its Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit with more attorneys, job posting shows

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A former executive at CoinFund and ConsenSys has now joined layer-1 blockchain Shardeum as its chief growth officer. 

Kelsey McGuire is tasked with developing creative campaigns to educate and engage the company’s audience.

Shardeum, which uses sharding — a method that involves dividing a blockchain network into smaller partitions— to achieve linear scalability. Its betanet launch in February sought to allow the community to run validator nodes on the network. It currently has more than 25,000 validators.

McGuire was most recently the chief marketing officer at crypto investment firm CoinFund for nearly two years. She also held various leadership roles at Ethereum blockchain software company ConsenSys, including head of experiential marketing.    

SEC looks to add to crypto division

The SEC’s Division of Enforcement is seeking attorneys for its Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit, according to a job posting.

Duties for a general attorney in that division include “conducting complex, fast-moving investigations being undertaken by the SEC involving crypto asset securities and cyber issues.”

Professionals in the role could also be tasked with drafting subpoenas, questioning witnesses, evaluating whether there is sufficient evidence to prove securities law violations and preparing litigation documents.

The job posting comes as the SEC has targeted players in the sector in recent months — including Coinbase and Tron network founder Justin Sun — for alleged securities violations.

The SEC is seeking to fill the general attorney vacancies in San Francisco, Washington, DC and New York. It intends to stop accepting applications for these positions on April 17.

“The SEC continues to hire for open positions across the agency to help execute our mission,” a spokesperson said, declining to comment further. 

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