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26 November 2020

SEC leader touts record on digital assets on his way out the door

SEC leader touts record on digital assets on his way out the door


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“Being able to apply the federal securities laws to new and emerging technologies like digital assets without having to create an entirely new regulatory framework — as some other jurisdictions have had to do — is a testament to the flexible nature of our securities regime,” said Hinman.

The SEC's 2017 DAO Report, in which it said that digital assets could indeed qualify, is considered by many as one of the most significant regulatory moments for cryptocurrencies in the United States.

Last April, Hinman published a framework with FinHub head Valerie Szczepanik to help market participants ascertain whether or not digital assets are considered an investment contract, and therefore a security.

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