Expertise in the Binance Compliance Team


Main Takeaways

  • Binance has launched a six-part video series featuring our compliance experts sharing their views on various aspects of their work.

  • In the fifth video of the series, our leaders talk about the vast experience and expertise they bring to Binance’s Compliance & Investigations team.

Over the last few years, Binance has invested heavily in boosting its compliance and investigation capabilities. As a result, we now have a world-class suite of globally accomplished professionals who bring a unique blend of law enforcement, compliance, investigations, and crypto experience to the team. 

In Part 5 of this video series, we’ll hear from some of our Compliance & Investigations leaders on their professional trajectories and unique expertise. 

Matt Price, Binance’s Global Head of Intelligence and Investigations, returns in this week’s episode to talk about his law enforcement experience in the United States, where he worked both at the local and federal levels. Matt eventually joined the U.S. Department of Treasury as a cyber crimes investigator. In this capacity, he worked on cases involving major darknet markets, mixing services, and other criminal schemes related to digital assets.

This week’s video also brings back Chagri Poyraz, our Global Head of Sanctions. Chagri talks about his experience building a financial crimes compliance program for the biggest e-commerce company in South Korea, which also traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to that, he worked for HSBC in a regional sanctions compliance role. 

Steve Christie, Compliance Officer at Binance, then comes in to recall starting his career in the traditional finance space. For about seven years, Steve worked in a banking institution where he ended up running the firm’s financial intelligence unit and AML (anti-money laundering) investigations. He got into crypto in 2015, becoming the Chief Compliance Officer at Xapo, after which he spent about four and a half years as the Chief Compliance Officer at the U.S.-based crypto exchange Kraken. 

The episode concludes with Tigran Gambaryan, Binance’s Head of Financial Crimes Compliance, who spent 15 years in various law enforcement roles, including as a special agent with the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). There, he was drawn to the world of cryptocurrency as he realized that the transparency of public blockchains offers tremendous opportunities for investigators. From then on, he was able to make a substantial impact in the industry, having led many high-profile crypto-related investigations and pioneering new methods of solving cybercrimes. Now, his goal is to do the same at Binance. 

Stay tuned for more videos in this series next week!