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SEC Commissioner Peirce Weighs in Defi Token Regulation Debate: Panel Predicts Defi Will Self Correct in Twelve Months

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner, Hester Peirce says while defi tokens carry some equity-like benefits, she believes that giving something away is distinct from selling something. As a result of this lack of clarity, Peirce says questions about the regulatory structure and how these tokens could affect corporate governance will continue to linger. Speaking …

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SEC Commissioner Peirce Chats About DeFi, Tokens and Her Unikrn Dissent at LA Blockchain Summit

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester Peirce discussed some major trends in the digital asset world during a chat with journalist Laura Shin, at the LA Blockchain Summit on Tuesday.  While the talk kicked off with Peirce’s letter of dissent against the recent SEC decision to levy a $6.1 million fine on Unikrn, the commissioner …

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SEC Commissioner Peirce Dissents From Unikrn-Killing Fine, Says Action to Have Chilling Effect

Noted cryptocurrency advocate and Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester M. Peirce issued a public dissent after the SEC levied a $6.1 million fine on online gaming and gambling platform Unikrn for conducting an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017, a penalty that effectively amounts to the size of the company’s current assets.

Mapping the Future of the SEC (There’s a Nonzero Chance Hester Peirce Takes Over)

The future of the U.S. federal securities regulator, and perhaps the direction of cryptocurrency policy, is up in the air. Last week, President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton to the post of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, asking Congress to approve the …

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Bitcoin-Friendly Top US Banking Regulator Aims to Solve Banks’ Problems With Decentralization

The new top banking regulator for the Trump administration sees “huge and great promise” in cryptocurrency. Focusing on decentralized networks, bitcoin, and rewriting existing regulations, he shares his views on cryptocurrency and the creation of the digital dollar. Top US Banking Regulator Is Pro-Crypto Brian Brooks recently became the new acting Comptroller of the Currency, …

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SEC ‘Crypto Mom’ Hester Peirce Tapped for Second Term at US Regulator

Hester Peirce, one of five commissioners with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has been tapped for a second term at the regulatory agency. Peirce, who has been one of the most prominent crypto advocates among the U.S.’s regulatory agencies, took office in January 2018 after U.S. President Donald Trump nominated her to finish …

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SEC Commissioner Sees Increasing Demand for Cryptocurrency

Crypto-friendly commissioner with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Hester Peirce, said there is an increase in demand for cryptocurrency as investors seek to diversify their portfolios. The commissioner has been an avid proponent of the SEC approving bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Growing Interest for Cryptocurrency SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, also known in the …

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