Appoints Tim Lubans as General Counsel

As we look towards the future of crypto, 2023 presents with an opportunity to build upon their success, “prepare for what’s ahead and — most importantly — continue to support their tens of millions of customers in over 150 countries.”

To kick off this year, they are pleased to announce Tim Lubans has been “promoted to General Counsel of”

Tim reportedly “manages the Legal and Compliance teams and is responsible for the oversight of all legal, regulatory and compliance matters globally.”

With 20 years in regulated financial services, Tim brings “a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to his role of General Counsel as faces a rapidly evolving regulatory environment.”

Tim began his career “as a regulatory lawyer at Clifford Chance in the early 2000s, making the move in-house at BlackRock (and the world of asset management) in 2006.”

Tim’s 12 years at BlackRock in London “culminated in his time as Managing Director of the EMEA Legal & Compliance department, where he was the Co-Head of BlackRock EMEA’s Funds Legal Team, as well a member of the iShares ETF EMEA Executive Committee from 2015 to 2018.”

Having joined in 2019, Tim has “led many aspects of the global expansion of the company and its maturation as a regulated services provider.”

Under Tim’s leadership, will “continue its evolution as one of the leading regulated digital asset providers in the world.”

As covered last year, the lines continue to blur between more traditional Fintechs and digital asset platforms.

Marqeta (NASDAQ: MQ) has announced a partnership with to provide a Visa card that now claims 50K+ sign-ups at launch.

The new card, first available to US customers, will be fee-free and generate a 1% crypto-back for users. The card will enable holders to spend their crypto or fiat currency via their digital wallet.

Peter Smith, CEO and co-founder, said that as one of the oldest crypto platforms, they are excited to take the next step and make crypto easy to spend anywhere in the world.

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