Brian Brooks resigns as CEO of crypto exchange BinanceUS
Brian Brooks, the former head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency who became chief executive officer of BinanceUS this spring, has resigned.
Brooks announced his move in a tweet Friday afternoon. He pointed to "differences over strategic direction" but did not elaborate. He began his role at the U.S.-based firm on May 1.
Greetings #crypto community. Letting you all know that I have resigned as CEO of @BinanceUS . Despite differences over strategic direction, I wish my former colleagues much success. Exciting new things to come!— Brian Brooks (@BrianBrooksUS) August 6, 2021
Shortly after Brooks's announcement, BinanceUS posted a statement from Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance and chairman of the U.S.-based exchange. Zhao said that "this transition will not impact BinanceUS customers in any way."
From @BinanceUS chairman of the board @cz_binance https://t.co/uYcSjfRNOX pic.twitter.com/4BFuHQQz2V— Binance.US 🇺🇸 (@BinanceUS) August 6, 2021