New Financial Conduct Authority Head of Crypto-Currencies

Matthew Long will be responsible for currency, payments, and finance issues related to crypto-currencies at the Financial Conduct Authority.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed Matthew Long to lead a new crypto and payments unit, the authority revealed on Tuesday&n

  • Long was in charge of the U.K.'s financial intelligence unit, which is responsible for monitoring transactions that might be related to money laundering.
  • As a former police officer, he is an expert in areas like child abuse and terrorism.
  • Long will serve as director of the FCA's Payments and Digital Assets unit, part of an increase in staffing as the regulator deals with new tasks, including potential new stablecoin laws.