FBI Agent quits after 23 years to go to work at cryptocurrency company
After serving for 23 years as an assistant director of the FBI, Gurvais Grigg retired to work at Chainalysis, a global blockchain analytics company.
According to Grigg, who has been on the Chainalysis team for three months, his role is to lead the development of innovations focused on the government, more precisely by providing executive leadership to the FBI Laboratory, a division of the forensic analysis body.
The goal, he said, is to transform the company into the best financial investigation solution of the 21st century.
“I believe that cryptocurrency is one of the most important technological developments of our time,” said Grigg.
“Agencies need data, tools and an understanding of cryptocurrencies to effectively ‘follow the money’ and eliminate illicit actors. The best way to help us achieve this goal is to empower governments with what they need, ”said the director.
The motivation, he explained, came from the rise of the new market and what could happen in the next ten years.
“Almost a decade after its invention, cryptocurrency has attracted institutional investors who seek to protect themselves against macroeconomic trends, helped people in financially unstable regions to preserve their economies and spurred innovation in financial services,” wrote the director.
According to him, Chainalysis is already leading the way to equip governments around the world against crimes related to cryptocurrencies, in addition to contributing in terms of regulation for the sector.
“I believe that, with my extensive experience in national security and law enforcement, I can help Chainalysis continue on this path and ensure the security of the cryptocurrency ecosystem for the benefit of citizens, governments and businesses everywhere,” he said.