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Former IRS-CI Special Agent Tigran Gambaryan joins Binance as VP of Global Intelligence and Investigations


We are excited to announce the appointment of Tigran Gambaryan, a former special agent of the Internal Revenue Service—Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) Cyber Crimes Unit in Washington, D.C.

Tigran joins Binance as VP of Global Intelligence and Investigations after a decade at the IRS-CI. As a Special Agent, Tigran investigated cases involving national security, terrorism financing, identity theft, distribution of child pornography, tax evasion, and bank secrecy act violations during his award-winning career. Tigran led several multi-billion dollar cyber investigations, including the Silk Road corruption investigations, BTC-e bitcoin exchange, and the Mt. Gox hack. 

Led by Binance’s Chief Security Officer Jimmy Su and Tigran, the audit and investigations team will focus on internal and external investigations to prevent threats and financial losses while continuing to work closely with law enforcement agencies and regulators around the world. 

“Compliance is the first line of defense,” said Tigran. “We will work closely with our colleagues in compliance to identify criminals and refer them for prosecution. The constantly evolving crypto industry requires strong cooperation between the industry, law enforcement, and regulators. Our goal is to increase trust in cryptocurrency by establishing Binance as the leading contributor in the fight against human trafficking, ransomware and terrorism financing.”

“I want to educate the worldwide law enforcement community on how Binance is a partner in the fight against the illicit use of cryptocurrency, keeping the ecosystem more secure and moving it forward sustainably,” added Tigran.