To attract talent, some crypto firms are trying hard to distinguish themselves from the bad actors in the sector by promoting their approach to compliance. But it isn’t easy.
“There’s such a stigma to the industry right now,” said Jorge Pesok, who is hiring people for the legal team at the nonprofit HBAR Foundation, which awards grants to crypto projects.
“[The candidates] are just more hesitant to join now, because they are thinking about their long-term career moves, if it’s a smart idea, because some people have gotten burned,” said Pesok, who serves as chief legal officer at the foundation. He made the jump to crypto full-time in 2021, serving as the general counsel and chief compliance officer at crypto exchange platform Tacen.
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