SEC embroiled in court cases; Hester Peirce says crypto firms shouldn't give up on US


18 Sep 2023 9:36 PM

Hester Peirce of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission spoke to Cointelegraph at the Permissionless II conference in Austin on regulators' approach to digital assets....

  • Hester Peirce, a commissioner with the SEC, is calling for clarity on digital assets and a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies.
  • She believes the SEC is behind other countries like Switzerland and Singapore in terms of crypto regulations.
  • Peirce acknowledges that there are knowledgeable individuals within the SEC who understand crypto.
  • The SEC, under chair Gary Gensler, has faced criticism for its approach to digital assets and is involved in civil actions against Coinbase, Binance, and Ripple.
  • Peirce encourages communication between crypto industry institutions and the SEC and suggests the agency may have a "change of heart" regarding crypto-related policy.

The sentiment of the article is mostly negative, as it highlights the SEC's perceived lag in crypto regulations and its ongoing legal actions against crypto firms.

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