Earnity hires ex-OKX Steven Yee as COO

Rick Steves

Crypto-focused social trading platform, Earnity, has appointed Steven Yee as its Chief Operating Officer.

Steven Yee joins a team of seasoned fintech veterans with backgrounds at PayPal, Visa, Abra, eToro, Western Union, Okcoin, J.P. Morgan, among other financial platforms.

Yee joins Earnity from OKX, the second largest crypto platform globally by trade volume, where he was Chief Customer and Risk Officer.

At OK Group, operator of OKX, Steven Yee was in charge of the overall customer experience and the global customer service function. During his time there, he created the Global Operations Division from the ground up, with hundreds of employees across Asia, North America and Europe. Yee also designed and executed the global risk management program at OKX.

Dan Schatt, Chief Executive Officer of Earnity, said: “Customers are at the center of everything we are building at Earnity. Steven has an amazing track record of creating centers for customer service excellence, while ensuring superior operational, compliance and risk strategies, which is critical in any industry and vital in the crypto space. He will help Earnity take crypto client service to another level and advance our greater mission to bring the community element to crypto.”

Steven Yee, Chief Operating Officer at Earnity, commented: “I am so excited to join a team of experienced and smart crypto, fintech and finance professionals who understand the importance of customer centricity, compliance, risk and operations. Success in crypto, or any industry, is about people and value. It is clear that Dan and the team at Earnity have the talent, passion, and knowledge to be a crypto industry leader.”

Earnity appointed top D.C. attorney to advisory board

Earnity offers a community-based crypto platform and marketplace. As the ecosystem remains riddled with regulatory uncertainty, the firm has recently appointed Dina Ellis Rochkind to its Advisory Board.

Rochkind has more than 20 years of experience driving legislative change in Washington, D.C. for regulatory flashpoints facing the financial industry. She’s worked with leading senators and members of Congress on Capitol Hill, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Treasury Department, and worked with the Executive Branch.

Rochkind has worked on every major piece of financial regulation over the last two decades, informing her work as a legal advisor to fintech, crypto and blockchain clients at leading global law firm, Paul Hastings.

She represents clients before Members of Congress on Capitol Hill and in the Executive Branch in matters involving regulatory initiatives, policy making, legislation and enforcement actions.

She has served in the George W. Bush Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Treasury Department and has been involved in drafting major pieces of legislation, including: the 2005 bankruptcy reform legislation, the FACT Act, E-Sign, Check 21, Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and, most recently, the comprehensive and bipartisan JOBS Act, for which she was the lead staffer in the Senate.

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