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Co-Founder of Sologenic Disapproves of SEC’s Cryptocurrency Regulation Stance


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Sologenic co-founder Bob Rass expressed his concerns about the SEC’s approach to regulating cryptocurrencies in a Twitter thread, stating that he believes the agency lacks knowledge and is inconsistent in its stance.

The SEC’s aggressive efforts are having ramifications across the sector, affecting companies like Ripple and potentially weakening the US’ standing in the global cryptocurrency market.

Ras said the SEC’s efforts to classify nearly all digital assets as securities betrayed a fundamental ignorance of the unique characteristics of these cutting-edge innovations. He said the SEC’s regulation has caused unnecessary legal battles for companies like Ripple.

In addition, Ras states that the SEC’s unreasonable pursuit of crypto projects has hindered innovation and prompted many companies to go abroad for better conditions. The United States is expected to lose influence on the international crypto scene due to this trend towards outsourcing crypto-related activities.

Ras also believes that classifying cryptocurrencies as securities fails to recognize their unique characteristics and potential benefits, highlighting the need for a regulatory framework to consider these factors.

He points to recent court developments in the Ripple case as evidence that not all crypto assets fit the requirements to be classified as securities, highlighting what he sees as the SEC’s contradictory approach. Coinbase and other companies may be affected by this disparity.

The co-founder says the SEC should abandon its current focus on regulation through enforcement in favor of a system that encourages innovation while protecting the interests of investors.

He warned that failure to do so could harm the agency’s standing and make it difficult for the United States to compete in the international digital currency market.

It is unclear how the SEC will address these issues or whether it will modify its regulatory approach to crypto assets to consider their distinct features and potential.

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