SEC Accelerates Its Battle Against Cryptocurrencies with a New Warning to New Investors

  • The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a warning to investors about cryptocurrency investment.
  • The SEC has said that cryptocurrency investments are highly risky due to volatility and lack of investor protection measures.
  • Companies in the crypto industry have called for more transparency and fair regulation.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a warning about cryptocurrency investment. The agency highlights the volatility and lack of investor protection measures for cryptocurrency assets.

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy warned investors about cryptocurrency securities on March 23. The agency said that cryptocurrency investments are “particularly volatile and speculative” and that the use of platforms to buy, sell, borrow, or lend such securities is highly risky due to the lack of important protection measures for investors.

Another Blow to the Crypto Market from the SEC

As a result, this report summarized the feelings of previous officials from the agency. Some members of the crypto community have said that SEC Chairman Gary Gensler and others have embarked on a hostile mission against crypto exchanges and companies. The SEC and its employees say they are only trying to protect investors in response to such statements.

While many crypto companies acknowledge the need for more regulation in the crypto market, they oppose the SEC’s regulation-by-enforcement approach. Coinbase became the latest crypto company to announce that it had received a Wells Notice from the SEC. The popular exchange is working with the SEC on regulations.

Lack of Clarity on Regulation by the SEC is a Major Hurdle for Bitcoin

In the report, the SEC notes that no crypto exchange regulates itself in the market. Among the registered are broker-dealers, investment advisers, alternative trading systems (ATS), and of course, exchanges. The SEC also highlighted the lending and staking of cryptocurrency assets. However, crypto companies have called on the SEC to provide more clarity on regulation. This is a point where the industry is trying to do everything it can to win over regulators.

While El Salvador Removes Technology Tax, Others Look to Crypto Tax

Several other countries have fully entered the regulation of the crypto market. Some go as far as removing taxes altogether, like El Salvador.

Finally, El Salvador, which is probably considered the country with the strongest support for cryptocurrencies, has made bitcoin a legal currency. This is in sharp contrast to countries like the US and India. The former currently imposes a 30% tax on the use of crypto mining, while the latter imposes heavy taxes on crypto trading. Currently, most countries are working on or at least researching CBDCs. Private cryptocurrencies are something that most governments reject.

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