While Coinbase’s decision to forgo its planned launch of Lend apparently avoids a head-on collision with the SEC, the events of the past month demonstrate both the SEC’s readiness to pursue enforcement action in the digital asset space as well as the crypto industry’s dissatisfaction with the guidance provided by the SEC regarding the ground rules for conducting digital business. Without such guidance, episodes like this one may become commonplace.
‘Enforcement 40’ for 2020
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