Crypto Hiring: IRS’s latest hires are long-time crypto industry colleagues and friends

Elsewhere, Readygg welcomes former PlayStation Division executive as an advisor

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The Internal Revenue Service has two new executive advisors to help build out its service, reporting, compliance and enforcement programs for digital assets.

Joining the team are Sulolit “Raj” Mukherjee, the former global head of tax at Consensys, and Seth Wilks, the former vice president of government relations at crypto tax software firm TaxBit. 

According to a LinkedIn post, Mukherjee and Wilks have been long-time industry colleagues and friends. 

IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel noted in a press release reviewed by Blockworks that the digital asset space was an “evolving sector” with major tax administration implications. 

Read more: It’s time for the taxman, report these 5 crypto events

“Pulling in expertise from the private sector to work with the IRS team is critical to successfully building the agency’s efforts involving digital assets and helping us do it in a way that works well for everyone,” Werfel said.

These hires come just months after the IRS division chief Jim Lee announced that crypto tax evasion cases were rising.

Readygg adds PlayStation pioneer as advisor

A senior executive at Sony who worked in the PlayStation Division will join Readygg as an advisor.

The Web3 and NFT gaming infrastructure company hopes to seamlessly migrate Web2 games onto the blockchain. 

Read more: Traditional gaming needs Web3 more than ever

It is expected that the team will soon be dropping its very own RDYX token to support ecosystem functionality.

Other notable hiring news

  • Interoperability platform Wanchain announced Temujin Louie will succeed Jack Lu as CEO.
  • Saqr Ereiqat, the co-founder of Crypto Oasis Ventures, became CEO of market maker TDMM.
  • WOO X appointed former Credit Suisse lead Bryan Chu as chief product officer.

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