Decentralized exchange Uniswap finds several employees interesting, the last of which is a communications specialist with close ties to the US Democratic Party.
Harry Sevogan, a former spokesman for Barack Obama, has joined the Uniswap Labs team, according to protocol founder Hayden Adams, who welcomed him on board Thursday.
This appointment may be part of the team’s ongoing work to prepare for US regulatory adverse weather.
The Washington insider was known for his role in former President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. Sevogan will manage Uniswap’s media relations, as well as help the company establish relationships with new and existing users.
Sevogan stated that there is “no longer any doubt” that blockchain and cryptocurrency will be a part of the future, before adding:
“I am excited to be part of the amazing Uniswap team as they are committed to making sure we build to realize the potential of cryptocurrency and give more people ownership of their financial future and the value they create.”
The appointment comes at a time when Uniswap and the entire decentralized financial sector are increasingly being scrutinized by US financial regulators and decision makers.
In early September, Cointelegraph reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission had launched an investigation into Uniswap Labs, the company behind the world’s most popular decentralized exchange. At the time, the attorneys were reportedly looking for additional information about Uniswap’s marketing and investor services.
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In June, the Uniswap community voted to create a controversial DeFi Education Fund with the support of UNI Treasury tokens dedicated to lobbying and education initiatives to support the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector and protect it from overregulation.
Sevogan’s role is likely to be his commitment to contacting lawmakers to raise awareness of the DeFi protocol and ecosystem.
“Cryptocurrency is a mystery and scares a lot of people outside of it,” he said. “I want to help more people connect with it, and make it more understandable and understandable.”