Loading...

Crypto investment firm Paradigm calls for a revamp in SEC’s approach to crypto regulation

Crypto investment firm Paradigm calls for a revamp in SEC's Approach to Cryptocurrency RegulationCrypto investment firm Paradigm calls for a revamp in SEC's Approach to Cryptocurrency Regulation

In this post:

  • Cryptocurrency investment firm Paradigm argues that the present SEC disclosure framework is ill-suited for the crypto markets.
  • Paradigm highlighted the stark contrast between stocks and bonds and cryptocurrencies.

Cryptocurrency investment firm Paradigm argues that the present SEC disclosure framework is ill-suited for the crypto markets.

“Unsurprisingly, without significant changes to the SEC’s current disclosure regime, the SEC is unable to regulate crypto asset markets effectively,” stated Paradigm.

According to the firm, the distinction between traditional securities regulated by the SEC and cryptocurrency assets is rooted in technology. Paradigm highlights the stark contrast between stocks and bonds, and cryptocurrencies. While stock or bond owners hold a stake in the legal entity that initially issued the share or bond, crypto assets are not tied to the value of the issuer, as they exist independently.

Paradigm’s proposed framework and SEC’s ongoing crypto controversies

Paradigm proposed a framework that would more effectively regulate crypto markets, including recognizing that “crypto assets operate, trade, and settle on a very different technology ‘stack’ than that used for the trading of securities.” Additionally, the framework should acknowledge that cryptocurrencies can accrue value in ways distinct from traditional securities.

Paradigm published a brief on tokens-as-securities in March in response to the SEC’s claim that former Coinbase product manager Ishan Wahi engaged in insider trading with crypto assets considered securities. Both Wahi and Coinbase refuted the SEC’s allegations.

Earlier this month, the SEC charged crypto exchange Bittrex for listing six tokens classified as securities under the Agency’s jurisdiction, specifically targeting DASH, ALGO, OMG, TKN, NGC, and IHT. However, when questioned by Patrick McHenry, chair of the Financial Services Committee, SEC Chair Gary Gensler could not definitively state whether ether is a commodity or security.

Former SEC Chair Jay Clayton told CNBC that “things can go from being a security to not a security” when asked the same question posed to Gensler.

Paradigm emphasizes, “In addition to clarifying whether (or when) crypto assets are securities, the SEC must clarify what type of securities they are.”

Disclaimer. The information provided is not trading advice. Cryptopolitan.com holds no liability for any investments made based on the information provided on this page. We strongly recommend independent research and/or consultation with a qualified professional before making any investment decision.

Share link:

Most read

Loading Most Read articles...

Stay on top of crypto news, get daily updates in your inbox

Related News

The IMF
Cryptopolitan
Subscribe to CryptoPolitan