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Ben Melnicki

Ben Melnicki most recently served as Chief Compliance Officer for Robinhood Crypto where he was responsible for oversight of the compliance program for leading self-directed brokerage platform’s crypto service. Prior to joining Robinhood, he was Chief Compliance Officer for Grayscale Investments, LLC, the world’s leading digital currency asset manager, where he managed the registration process for a newly formed broker-dealer and registered investment adviser to support future growth plans. Grayscale offers private placement securities collateralized by spot digital assets that are sold to accredited investors and later available for public purchase and sale as equity securities on the OTCQX. Notably, Ben served as Americas Head of Regulatory Affairs and Regulatory Counsel to Ripple Labs, Inc. where he was responsible for advising the product teams on the regulatory implications of existing and prospective business activity. Prior to Ripple, he served as Global Regulatory Counsel to, a leading digital currency wallet provider and before that as Chief Compliance Officer and Regulatory Counsel for Noble Bank International. Additionally, Ben held several senior level roles at major financial institutions, including Bank of America Corporation and Cantor Fitzgerald. While at Cantor, Ben served as Chief Compliance Officer for several regulated entities. Ben received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware and is a graduate of New York Law School. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and currently holds FINRA Series 7 and 24 licenses. Outside of the workplace, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three young children in Northern New Jersey and is a long suffering New York Mets fan.