SEC Responds to Coinbase Request
- The SEC has issued a response to Coinbase’s request for clarification on its regulatory status.
- The SEC states that Coinbase’s request is „meritless“ and does not provide enough information for the agency to make an informed decision.
- Coinbase is now left in limbo, without clear guidance from the SEC regarding its legal status.
Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the United States, recently asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for clarity on its regulatory status. The exchange wanted to know if it falls under U.S. securities laws or not.
The SEC has responded with a statement that Coinbase’s request is “meritless” and does not provide enough detail for the agency to make an informed decision. In other words, Coinbase did not present enough evidence or information for the SEC to properly assess their case.
Implications of Response
As a result of this response from the SEC, Coinbase is now left in limbo as it does not have clear guidance from the regulator regarding its legal status. This could potentially create issues down the road if Coinbase fails to comply with any regulations imposed by the SEC should they be deemed subject to them.