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UK: PwC hires ex-UK regulator

 |  February 21, 2016

A former regulator from one the UK’s main financial watchdogs has been hired by global consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to join a recently formed blockchain advisory team.

PwC announced the hire of Patrick Spens, who served as the head of markets monitoring for the Financial Conduct Authority, in a blog post earlier this week. The hiring comes at a time of increased competition between professional services firms, many of which are seeking to launch blockchain-focused services.

According to the firm, Spens will assist the firm in exploring applications of the blockchain to financial services and its impact “across all industry sectors, government and wider society”

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