On July 17, 2023, Alex Grieve, a veteran in the intersection of politics and financial policy, announced his new role as the Government Affairs Lead at Paradigm, a leading investment firm in the crypto industry.
Grieve has a wealth of experience from his decade-long career in Washington, DC, starting with his tenure under Speaker of the House John Boehner, and later at the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC).
Grieve’s journey into the crypto world began in 2017 when he bought his first Bitcoin and Ethereum on Coinbase. His interest in the sector deepened as DTCC explored blockchain-based settlement, leading him to be among the first in Washington, DC, to educate Hill staffers about blockchains and digital assets.
Prior to joining Paradigm, Grieve spent two years at Tiger Hill Partners, a regulatory advisory firm, where he helped build the crypto practice. His work involved collaborating with prominent firms such as Coinbase, Polygon Labs, and BitGo, as well as trade associations like the Proof of Stake Alliance.
Grieve’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for US crypto policy, with multiple bills addressing various aspects of the industry, from stablecoins to market structure, currently under consideration on Capitol Hill. His role at Paradigm will involve promoting crypto’s policy priorities in Washington, leveraging the firm’s resources and commitment to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the crypto industry.
Paradigm, known for its active support of disruptive crypto/Web3 companies and protocols, has recently broadened its investment focus to include a wider spectrum of emerging technologies beyond crypto and blockchain. The firm now describes itself as a “research-driven technology investment firm” focusing on supporting numerous businesses and protocols, potentially including artificial intelligence (AI).
This shift comes at a time when AI is profoundly impacting the cryptocurrency business, with blockchain-based AI projects witnessing progress across various industries.
At Paradigm, Grieve joins a team of experts, including Rodrigo Seira, Dominique Little, Brendan Malone, Justin Slaughter, and Katie Biber, Paradigm’s Chief Legal Officer. Together, they aim to navigate the complex landscape of fintech and crypto regulation, advocating for crypto-friendly policies in Washington.
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