LBRY says it ‘will likely be dead’ following SEC loss

The firm behind the decentralized content platform LBRY said its days are likely numbered following its recent loss against the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in court. It is specifically LBRY Inc that must die, the LBRY protocol and blockchain will continue. pic.twitter.com/SWwbqTq9In — LBRY (@LBRYcom) November 29, 2022 The SEC initially took LBRY Inc to court in Mar. 2021 over its LBRY Credit (LBC) tokens, alleging that the firm had been conducting unregistered securities offerings since 2016. The SEC ultimately won that battle last month on Nov.…

American CryptoFed registration at risk as SEC alleges filing anomalies

American CryptoFed DAO, the first decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) to get legal recognition in the United States, is at risk of losing its registration after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) dug up anomalies in the Form S-1 registration statement dated Sept. 17, 2021. The Wyoming Secretary of State’s office recognized American CryptoFed as a legal entity in July 2021, at a time when the organization’s CEO, Marian Orr, believed that “Wyoming is arguably the top blockchain jurisdiction in the world.” However, on Nov. 18, 2022, the SEC instituted…

SEC to address growing crypto issuer filings with specialized offices

In light of the influx of filings from cryptocurrency issuers in the United States, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decided to set up two new offices this fall to provide specialized support to the seven offices currently responsible for reviewing issuer filings.  Under the Division of Corporation Finance’s Disclosure Review Program (DRP), the SEC announced plans to add two offices — an Office of Crypto Assets and an Office of Industrial Applications and Services — purely focused on dealing with crypto assets and industrial applications and services, respectively. Sharing…

Ripple CEO reveals he visited SEC several times before lawsuit struck

Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of cross-border payments company Ripple, spoke during a panel discussion Monday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Garlinghouse, who also occupies a role as a member of the company’s board of directors, commented on a wide range of topics, most notably the current status of regulation in the United States versus G20 nations.  Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse. Source: Cointelegraph Emphasising the prudent necessity for regulatory frameworks which serve integral principles of “clarity and certainty”, Garlinghouse stated his belief that: “The overwhelming majority of people working within the…

SEC can’t confirm if video of Bill Hinman is actually Bill Hinman in Ripple case

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is unable to confirm or deny if a video predominately featuring Bill Hinman actually features Bill Hinman. Bill Hinman, also known as William Hinman, is the former director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, and he has become a key factor in the long-running legal dispute between SEC vs Ripple Labs over alleged unregistered securities offerings via XRP tokens. Speaking at the 2018 Fintech Week Conference — while serving at the SEC — Hinman stated that the sale of Ether (ETH) did…

US Appeals Court Orders SEC to Bring Enforcement Actions to Jury Trials

The SEC alleged in 2013 that George Jarkesy Jr. and his firm, Patriot28 LLC, violated federal securities law by misstating his hedge funds’ assets. The case was tried before an administrative law judge, rather than before a civil court. These administrative law judges, or in-house judges, may have violated Jarkesy’s seventh amendment rights to a jury trial, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals said in its ruling Wednesday. Author: Nikhilesh De Source link

SEC chair uses crypto enforcement in justification for FY2023 budget

Gary Gensler, chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has cited concerns about cryptocurrency enforcement in its budget request for the next fiscal year. In written testimony for a Wednesday hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, Gensler said he supported President Joe Biden’s request to budget more than $2.1 billion for the SEC in FY2023, allowing the regulatory body to increase its enforcement division by 50 people. The SEC chair cited concerns about the crypto space, referring to markets as “highly volatile and speculative”…

Ripple (XRP) Price Picks Up As SEC Legal Showdown Drags On

Ripple (XRP) rallied to $0.439217 Friday from $0.377384 on Thursday in the face of an ongoing Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit following the comments of William Hinman, former SEC Corporate Finance director. Suggested Reading | Crypto Analyst Predicts 1 Altcoin Will Fall Down Hard – Is It Cardano? Ether are not securities, Hinman said. (Bitrates.com) William Hinman: Ether Not a Security A judge has granted the request of SEC to file a reply concerning the case against Ripple Lab. The case was ignited by the speech of Hinman, stating that Ethereum…