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House Republicans Challenge SEC’s Authority to Pursue Climate Disclosure, ESG Rules, Includes Reg CF on the List

Several House Republicans have sent a letter to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler challenging his authority to demand climate disclosure reports from firms as well as other proposed rules, including ESG ambitions and areas like SPACs. Republican members of the House, including the top Republican on… Read More

SEC Chairman Tells Senate Banking Committee Cryptocurrencies are Securities, Takes Heat on Climate Disclosure Proposal

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler testified in front of the Senate Banking Committee today, reiterating his opinion that in regards to digital assets  (or crypto assets) that the vast majority are securities. The exception being Bitcoin, and perhaps Ethereum – which entail much of the crypto… Read More

SEC Creates New Office of Crypto Assets to Address Unique and Evolving Issues Related to Crypto

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has created two new offices – one focused specifically on the digital asset or crypto-asset sector. According to the SEC, the Office of Crypto Assets has been added to the Division of Corporation Finance’s Disclosure Review Program (DRP). The… Read More

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Sings the Same Song on Crypto Regulation: Everything is a Security (Pretty Much)

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler continues to assert that pretty much all digital assets are securities and should be regulated as such. As part of the SEC Speaks series, Chair Gensler said that of the approximately 10,000 “tokens” he believes they are securities and the few… Read More

Regulation by Op-Ed: Cato Criticizes Chair Genslers Regulatory Musings on Crypto Regulation

Several days ago, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler took to the pages of WSJ.com to reflect on crypto markets and regulations. This has been a hot topic for several years now as clear-cut rules by regulators still don’t quite exist. Chair Gensler is of the opinion… Read More

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Tells Commission Climate Disclosure May Deter Firms from Going Public

Earlier this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC), held a meeting to discuss proposed rules on climate risk disclosure. The meeting addressed potential rule changes initiated by the SEC and championed by SEC Chairman Gary Gensler. When… Read More

SEC is Creating Rules via Judicial Precedent: Coinbase Fraud Case

In the past week, CI has reported on the enforcement action initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), involving a former Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) manager and two partners regarding allegations of insider trading. According to the SEC’s complaint, non-public information was accessed prior to release,… Read More

Senator Pat Toomey Slams SEC’s “Regulation by Enforcement” in Regards to Coinbase Claims

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) recently worked with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to pursue an insider action investigation that ended up with three individuals, including a former Coinbase manager, being hit with a lawsuit by the SEC as well as parallel criminal charges from the US… Read More

Tether Says Its Stablecoin is the MOST Transparent, Plans Audit with “Big 12” Accounting Firm

Tether is out with a statement regarding its dollar based stablecoin USD₮. The commentary by Tether may be in response to an interview with SEC Chairman Gary Gensler that took place on CNBC this morning when Tether was discussed by name with Gensler comparing stablecoins… Read More

House Republicans Tell SEC to Rescind Proposed Climate Reporting Requirements as it Exceeds the Commission’s Authority

House Republicans have sent a letter to the Chairman of the SEC Gary Gensler telling him to halt his pursuit of proposed climate disclosure rules as over-stepping the statutory responsibilities of the Commission. In the letter, signed by 129 Republicans led by the top Republican… Read More

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Comments on Crypto Legislation, Chastises Commission for Doing Little to Adopt Regulation

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce posted a speech this week that addresses crypto markets and regulation. Commissioner Peirce has long taken a thoughtful approach in regards to digital asset innovation while generally being supportive Fintech. Peirce mentioned the bipartisan legislation published this month that aims to… Read More

SEC Investigating Binance’s BNB Token: Report

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating the BNB token, issued by the world’s largest crypto exchange Binance. This is according to a report by Bloomberg and should come as no surprise to anyone as the SEC has long messaged their view that just… Read More

Chairman Gary Gensler Tells Congressional Committee Crypto Exchanges Need to Register as Exchanges with SEC

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler testified in front of the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, part of the House Appropriations Committee, to justify the agency’s budget request. As part of the questioning from various members, Gensler answered several questions which were crypto-related. Chairman Gensler… Read More

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler to Visit Appropriations Subcommittee to Discuss Budget: “The gold standard for capital markets”

Tomorrow (May 18, 2022), SEC Chairman Gary Gensler will hike up to Capitol Hill to extoll the need for a slight budget increase for the SEC and its ~ 4800 employees. Chair Gensler, along with the Chair of the FTC, will address the Subcommittee on… Read More

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Re-Affirms His View that Most All Digital Assets are Securities

“Most crypto tokens are investment contracts under the Supreme Court’s Howey Test.” SEC Chairman Gary Gensler is not wavering from his view that most all crypto assets are securities. Gensler has consistently voiced this belief queueing up expectations for a growing number of enforcement actions… Read More

After Receiving Substantial Criticism For Rushed Rulemaking, SEC Extends Comment Period on Climate Disclosure Rule, ATSs & Definition of an Exchange

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has extended the comment period on proposed ESG rules that may compel public firms to disclose their climate risks and impact on the environment. The SEC has received broad criticism in regards to the rushed nature of the rulemaking… Read More

All in on Crypto Enforcement: SEC Beefs Up Crypto Asset and Cyber Unit to Target Digital Asset Transgressions

Announced last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed its intent to step up its crypto enforcement actions with a newly renamed Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit doubling its headcount. The SEC outlined its reinvigorated mission as targeting digital asset offerings, crypto exchanges, lending… Read More

Commissioner Hester Peirce Questions Why SEC is Leading with Crypto Enforcement

Last week it was reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was doubling the size of its crypto enforcement team. The SEC also revealed that it had rebranded its Cyber Unit to the Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit to reflect its additional focus on… Read More

Bigger Guns: SEC Ramps Up Enforcement Team on Crypto, Doubles Headcount at Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will double its enforcement team when it comes to the crypto or digital assets sector. According to a statement by the SEC, the renamed Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit (formerly the Cyber Unit) will increase its headcount to 50… Read More

Securities and Finance Experts Worry that SEC’s ESG Requirements will Drive Shareholder Returns Lower, Push Prices Higher and Have a Negative Impact on Labor

The Securities and Exchange Commission is currently pursuing new rules under the auspices of ESG: Environmental, Social, and Governance. In March of 2022, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler explained they were aiming to require disclosure for firms on issues such as climate impact. He explained: “The… Read More

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