Joseph McGill, Former U.S. Secret Service and Postal Investigator, Joins TRM Labs' Global Investigations Team

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July 9, 2021

San Francisco - TRM Labs, a leading provider of crypto anti-money laundering (AML) and investigation software, is pleased to announce that Joseph McGill has joined the TRM Global Investigations Team, bringing his expertise in financial crime investigations. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in financial crime and cryptocurrency investigations.

Prior to joining TRM, Mr. McGill was a criminal investigator with the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (USPS/OIG), where he investigated financial crimes. Previously, he managed complex financial crime and cyber investigations targeting transnational organized cybercrime groups at the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), San Francisco Field Office. In this capacity, McGill was assigned to the USSS Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF) where he ran darknet targeting efforts and digital currency investigations. In 2018, McGill was a finalist for USSS Special Agent of the Year and was also recognized for Significant Case of the Year -- a case involving over 50 digital currency phishing websites and millions of dollars in losses and victims across the globe.

In addition to his law enforcement experience, in 2019, Mr. McGill founded CyChain, a digital currency risk and advisory company that launched the first mobile app for consumers to obtain a risk score before sending digital currency across the globe.

"I am very excited to join TRM Labs and continue the work of protecting the financial system from illicit actors," said Mr. McGill. "At Secret Service and Postal I worked with great teams of dedicated agents. I now look forward to working with the extraordinary TRM team to build a safer financial system for billions of people."

"Joe has been a part of two great law enforcement organizations and is a true expert on financial crime and cryptocurrency related investigations," said TRM CEO Esteban Castaño. "More importantly, Joe brings a passion for cryptocurrency and innovation and shares our mission and values. I am thrilled to welcome Joe to TRM."

Joe joins the TRM team as cryptocurrency adoption accelerates worldwide, including experiencing significant growth among traditional institutional investors. A 2019 poll by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) found that nearly 80% of central banks are working on central bank digital currency (CBDC) research. In one year, the value of digital assets locked in DeFi smart contracts grew by a factor of 18, from $670 million to $13 billion.

About Joseph McGill

Prior to joining TRM's Global Investigations Team, Joseph McGill was a Criminal Investigator at the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (USPS/OIG) where he investigated financial crimes. Previously, he managed complex financial crime and cyber investigations targeting transnational organized cybercrime groups at the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), San Francisco Field Office. In this capacity, McGill was assigned to the USSS Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF) where he ran darknet targeting efforts and digital currency investigations. In 2018, McGill was a finalist for USSS Special Agent of the Year and was also recognized for Significant Case of the Year - a case that over 50 digital currency phishing websites resulting in millions of dollars in losses and victims across the globe.

About TRM Labs

TRM provides blockchain intelligence to help financial institutions, cryptocurrency businesses and public agencies detect, investigate and manage crypto-related fraud and financial crime. TRM's risk management platform includes solutions for cryptocurrency anti-money laundering (AML), transaction monitoring and wallet screening, entity risk scoring including Know-Your-VASP, and transaction tracing for investigations. These tools enable a rapidly growing cohort of organizations around the world to safely embrace cryptocurrency-related transactions, products, and partnerships. TRM is backed by leading investors Bessemer Venture Partners, PayPal Ventures, Initialized Capital, Jump Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Operator Partners, Blockchain Capital, and Y Combinator. TRM is based in San Francisco, CA and is hiring across engineering, product, sales, and data science.

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