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SEC to hold a panel discussion on crypto

Thu 25 Nov 2021 ▪ 12h34 ▪ 2 min read — by Katie Donaldson

It is expected that the next US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) open meeting will be held next Thursday, 2nd December, and will concern blockchain, cryptocurrencies and underlying risks for crypto investors.

Is the SEC going to tighten its grip on the crypto market?

The commission has just announced that it plans to hold a panel discussion regarding crypto-related issues, including investor protection, market sentiment, and the development of new technologies, at the start of December.

The panel was titled “Helping to Ensure Investor Protection and Market Integrity in the Face of New Technologies”. It will be centered around new ways of regulating digital assets, market structure issues and defining risk in emerging technologies, including blockchain crypto-based exchange traded funds (ETFs) and stablecoins.

The currently existing regulatory framework is expected to be optimised in accordance with the newly formed, decentralised market structure in the near future.

Most panelists are experts in the blockchain field: Ali Emdad, professor and associate dean, Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University, and founding director of the Center for the Study of Blockchain and Financial Technology; Tyrone Ross, CEO, Onramp Invest; Sydney Schaub, chief legal officer, general counsel and corporate secretary, Gemini; Kristin Smith, executive director, The Blockchain Association.

The list also includes influential law professors and financial market specialists.

The event might have a very positive outcome for the crypto community. However, the agency and its chairman, Gary Gensler, are currently trying to make the case that it can and will regulate whatever cryptocurrency investment schemes it decides fall under its purview.

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Katie Donaldson

I went full time crypto back in June 2018, and have never looked back. I want to help persuade as many people as possible to come and build the decentralised future! Let’s go!

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