Former banker is poaching talent to build his crypto powerhouse

Yuzo Kano is trying to build a global cryptocurrency powerhouse, one former financier at a time. The Goldman Sachs alumnus, who turned bitFlyer into Japan’s largest Bitcoin exchange, is scooping up traders and bankers from both his old employer and… But not all find Japan an attractive option. In April, Kraken, one of the longest-operating cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, said it will end its trading services for Japanese residents. The San Francisco company cited the rising costs of doing…

Source: The National – News (UAE), May 13, 2018, p. 18

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