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SEC Chairman Gensler Questions Crypto Industry

Dec 27, 2023
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The Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, criticized the cryptocurrency industry once again, asserting its non-compliance with regulatory requirements. These statements have elicited discussions within the cryptocurrency community.

Gensler emphasized the imperative for investors to exercise vigilance and caution, warning of the potential loss of 100% of their assets. Furthermore, he expressed skepticism regarding the substantive value proposition of a majority of tokens, characterizing numerous projects as speculative investment contracts. Overall, 

Crypto enthusiasts commented to his publication in X about non-compliance with regulatory requirements that over the past few years, Coinbase has repeatedly tried to obtain clarification about compliance with regulations in the industry. 

Moreover, in response to Gensler's assertions, co-founder of the meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE), Billy Marcus, disparaged Gensler as ineffectual on all fronts.

Throughout 2023, representatives from U.S. political spheres and the cryptocurrency industry have recurrently criticized the head of the SEC and the agency as a whole. In January, CEO of Grayscale Investments, Michael Sonnenshein, accused the Commission of procrastinating on industry regulation.

In April, the CEO of SkyBridge Capital levied criticism against Gensler for inducing disorder at the SEC. Concurrently, during Congressional hearings that month, Gensler faced reproach from Republican lawmakers for his equivocal stance on cryptocurrencies. In December U.S. presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswami disparaged Gensler's stewardship and pledged a significant reduction in the Commission's personnel upon his electoral success.

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