Gemini Europe, the U.K. and European affiliate of cryptocurrency exchange Gemini Trust Company, announced the appointment of Blair Halliday as chief compliance officer and money laundering reporting officer.

Halliday will oversee the strategic direction of Gemini’s compliance program in the United Kingdom and Europe, an emerging region for the company. He will be responsible for managing day-to-day regulatory relationships and requirements while ensuring Gemini’s continued commitment to adhering to all relevant regulatory guidelines.

Halliday joins Gemini from cryptocurrency platform Circle, where he served as the company’s chief compliance officer for the EMEA region. Prior to Circle, he served as executive director of financial crime and compliance at CashFlows, as well as chief compliance officer at the International Currency Exchange.