Talos hires Josh Peschko and Alex Abedine toward a healthy crypto industry in the US and abroad

Rick Steves

“Josh and Alex’s appointments represent a key milestone as we continue to build a world-class compliance and regulatory team capable of fostering relationships with regulators in multiple jurisdictions.”

Talos has made two significant appointments in the compliance and regulatory division of its digital asset business and joined the Blockchain Association at a time of significant concern within the crypto ecosystem.

The digital asset space is at a crossroads as to the direction to take in order to end the ‘crypto winter’ and reinstall trust in the follow-up of the collapse of big players, such as Celsius Network and FTX.

Talos joins Blockchain Association

The Blockchain Association gathers industry leaders dedicated to improving the public policy environment for crypto networks. It works to ensure the industry is heard in the government, educating lawmakers and regulators about crypto networks to create a more secure, competitive and innovative marketplace.

The association selects members chosen for their commitment to responsibly building and investing in the next generation of digital services.

Kristin Smith, Executive Director of Blockchain Association, said: “The Blockchain Association, the unified voice of the crypto industry, is proud to welcome Talos as its newest member. By laying the groundwork for institutional adoption, Talos is helping to usher in the next phase of crypto’s expansion into financial services. Talos will play an integral role in our education and advocacy efforts with policymakers and regulators in Washington.”

Talos hires Josh Peschko as Head of Compliance and Alex Abedine as VP of Regulatory

Talos is also taking steps to strengthen its compliance and regulatory division, having appointed Josh Peschko as Head of Compliance and Alex Abedine as VP of Regulatory.

The move expands the compliance and regulatory team at Talos in order to solidify its commitment to adhering to regulatory standards as institutional adoption of digital assets continues to grow.

Anton Katz, Co-Founder and CEO of Talos, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome Alex and Josh to the Talos team as we join the Blockchain Association to increase our regulatory presence and efforts. Josh and Alex’s appointments represent a key milestone as we continue to build a world-class compliance and regulatory team capable of fostering relationships with regulators in multiple jurisdictions. The Blockchain Association gives the community an amplified voice to create meaningful change, and we are proud to join its esteemed membership ranks.”

Josh Peschko brings close to two decades of compliance experience to his new role at Talos, with a demonstrated history managing investment and compliance teams spanning all aspects of the front office, including research, portfolio management and trading.

Prior to Talos, Peschko worked at AQR Capital Management, where he served in a variety of compliance-related roles, most recently as Global Head of Trading and Investment Compliance. Before that, Josh served in a Risk Management monitoring and control position at JPMorgan. He holds a BS in Finance and Supply Chain Management from Syracuse University and is a CFA Chaterholder.

Alex Abedine brings deep product and regulatory experience in payments and crypto, most recently serving as Senior Product Counsel at Coinbase where he helped push forward crypto-native Web3 products including decentralized identity, Coinbase Card and Coinbase Pay.

Before Coinbase, Abedine served as Lead Product Counsel at Meta Platforms, advising on Instagram’s NFT marketplace, the international expansion of Facebook Payments and the launch of the Novi digital wallet and Diem digital currency.

Abedine holds a JD from New York University School of Law where he also served as Co-President of the Law & Business Association. He also holds an MSc from the London School of Economics where he co-founded the Law and Financial Markets Society, as well as a BA from Emory University.

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