O’Neill joins from digital identification verification platform Show Identification, the place she held the identical function along with serving as interim normal counsel. Previous to Show, she labored at Large 4 audit agency EY as international privateness counsel.
At Binance.US, she succeeds Tammy Weinrib, who resigned in November—the identical month dad or mum firm Binance pleaded responsible and agreed to pay $4.3 billion in penalties for vital violations of U.S. anti-money laundering (AML) legal guidelines, sanctions, and different rules.
Binance.US was launched in 2019 to serve U.S. residents and adjust to the nation’s rules, whereas dad or mum firm Binance maintained it didn’t function in america. The U.S. authorities, nonetheless, discovered that to be unfaithful in disciplining the latter for failing to ascertain an AML compliance program and file suspicious exercise experiences as required below the Financial institution Secrecy Act.
“Binance made no critical effort to remove U.S. exercise from Binance.com, regardless of its opposite representations, and the creation of Binance.US didn’t end in a separate platform for all U.S. operations,” stated the Treasury Division’s Monetary Crimes Enforcement Community in its order. “As an alternative, Binance.US successfully offered cowl for Binance.com’s continued service of U.S. clients.”
As a part of its resolutions with the Division of Justice, Treasury Division, and Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee, dad or mum firm Binance may have a monitor oversee its full exit from america.
Binance.US was not lined by the resolutions and continues on, with O’Neill main the corporate’s AML, know your buyer, and sanctions applications.
“It’s extremely thrilling to hitch Binance.US at this essential time for the corporate and digital asset business,” she stated in a press release. “I look ahead to incomes and sustaining the belief of our clients and regulators by constructing upon the corporate’s robust basis of compliance and deepening its dedication to accountability and transparency.”