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Jun 7, 2023 • 7 Min Read

SEC Empties the Chamber

It’s only Wednesday, but the SEC has pulled out the big guns. Conveniently following the release of a rather comprehensive crypto oversight bill by the House Financial Services Committee on Friday, the SEC dropped their mightiest hammer to date on the crypto industry.

On Monday, the SEC took legal action against Binance, accusing the exchange of offering unregistered securities to the public. The SEC's lawsuit alleged that Binance had failed to register as a clearing agency, broker, and securities exchange. Additionally, there were accusations concerning the commingling of user funds and the implementation of inadequate financial controls at the exchange (If we had to guess, there will likely be follow-up on this from the DOJ). The SEC further claimed that several tokens, SOL, ADA, MATIC, COTI, ALGO, FIL, ATOM, SAND, AXS, and MANA, should be classified as securities.

Continuing their aggressive actions, on Tuesday, the SEC unleashed its authority on Coinbase with similar allegations. However, it is worth noting that, unlike the Binance case, there were no accusations regarding poor controls (a huge difference). Nevertheless, in line with the Binance lawsuit, the SEC identified SOL, ADA, MATIC, FIL, SAND, AXS, CHZ, FLOW, ICP, NEAR, VGX, DASH, an...

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