Companies like Coinbase, Airbnb, Oatly and DoorDash go on offense

As Axios’ Crystal Kim recently pointed out in her crypto newsletter, most companies clam up when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) comes knocking, but that’s not the approach Coinbase Global is taking.

Zoom in: Coinbase has been unusually vocal about run-ins with its primary regulator in blogs, tweets, podcasts and media interviews — offering up subpoenas, court filings (theirs and their adversaries) and legal analysis in near real time to the public.

–Coinbase also started an advocacy campaign called Stand With Crypto seeking to mobilize public support for crypto rules. —“In terms of how we thought about public messaging, we needed to start with first principles to basically reconsider anything and everything we had been taught about how to engage,” Paul Grewal, Coinbase’s chief legal officer, told Kim.

Zoom out: Coinbase isn’t alone….

Source: Companies like Coinbase, Airbnb, Oatly and DoorDash go on offense