Binance.US CEO Brian Brooks has quit, just three months after taking over the U.S. affiliate of the controversial global crypto marketplace.
Brooks, who assumed the post in May, announced his resignation in a tweet, saying, "Despite differences over strategic direction, I wish my former colleagues much success."
Binance, the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchange, has grappled with heightened regulatory scrutiny worldwide. The company was recently banned from any regulated activity in the U.K. by the Financial Conduct Authority. Regulators have also barred the company from operating in Japan, Canada and Italy.
Before heading Binance.US, Brooks had served as acting comptroller in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and a director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.