Crypto Exchange Kraken Shares ‘Real Story’ of SEC Lawsuit — Claims SEC Seeks ‘Boundless Authority’ Over Commerce

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has shared what it called “the real story” of the lawsuit against it by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Kraken also explained why it is moving to dismiss the case. “Crypto innovators in the United States should not have to fear retaliation for their political speech. They should be free […] Source

Lejilex and Crypto Freedom Alliance of Texas Sue SEC for Unlawfully Targeting the Digital Asset Industry

Lejilex and the Crypto Freedom Alliance of Texas, a crypto nonprofit, have teamed up to introduce a complaint against the actions of the SEC towards actors in the digital asset industry in America. The complaint alleges that the SEC has no regulatory powers over these crypto companies, having usurped functions not given to it by […] Source CryptoX Portal

Looking at Kraken’s Motion to Dismiss an SEC Lawsuit

The Coinbase case is in the Southern District of New York, Binance.US is in the District of Washington and Kraken is in the Northern District of California. Another company, going by the name Legit.Exchange, just filed suit against the SEC in the Northern District of Texas. The chances of four different district judges in four different districts finding a consensus is a bit slim. Assuming the parties involved appeal whatever rulings come out, we’re also looking at a few appeals courts that will weigh in. Source

In Lejilex vs. SEC, Crypto Goes on Offense in the Courts

But the best argument in favor of impact litigation is the industry’s track record in court. Last year, Ripple Labs scored a big victory over the SEC when Judge Torres declared that secondary sales of XRP were not securities transactions, among other important rulings. Similarly, Uniswap Labs won a thoughtful opinion from Judge Failla — who will also decide the Coinbase case — describing the nature of smart contracts and carefully distinguishing the protocol, user interface, software developers and token creators in determining liability. And Grayscale convinced a panel of…

Texas Bitcoin mining firm sues SEC for overreach on crypto

A Texas crypto firm and industry group sued the SEC, disputing its authority over exchange-traded crypto, aiming to classify them as non-securities. In a legal maneuver against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a Texas-based crypto mining firm called Lejilex and the Crypto Freedom Alliance of Texas (CFAT) initiated legal action, Reuters reports, citing the lawsuit. Both are challenging the SEC’s purported authority in the crypto domain, contending that the regulatory body lacks a definitive legal mandate. Lejilex aims to establish Legit.Exchange, a crypto trading platform, intending to list…

Peter Schiff Warns SEC Could Change Definition of ‘Security’ — Expects Lots of Investors to Be Retroactively Fined

Economist and gold advocate Peter Schiff has sounded the alarm about the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) potentially changing the definition of a “security.” He cautioned: “Now that the U.S. Appeals Court has upheld the SEC’s authority to unilaterally change the definition of a ‘dealer,’ I expect lots of private investors to be retroactively […] Source BitcoincryptoexchangeExchanges CryptoX Portal

Trader Peter Brandt blasts SEC boss Gary Gensler once again

Trader Peter Brandt has expressed doubts over Gary Gensler, chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the agency’s ability to adequately safeguard investors. Brandt highlighted on social media Gensler’s involvement in the MF Global bankruptcy. Gensler, Brandt says, allowed the mingling of customer funds. He also called out Gensler for his time as chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) during the bankruptcy of Peregrine Financial. Read Brandt’s comments below. Gensler has a long history of NOT looking out for the interests of investors. Gensler was…

Peter Brandt Warns Against Trusting SEC Chair Gary Gensler — Says He Has Long History of Not Protecting Investors

Veteran trader Peter Brandt has warned that U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler should not be trusted. He stressed that Gensler “has a long history of not looking out for the interests of investors.” Brandt further emphasized that the SEC chairman “was instrumental in the bankruptcy” of a major company and was […] Source BitcoincryptoexchangeExchanges CryptoX Portal