Donald Trump, crypto take aim at SEC as Biden allies raise alarms

In recent weeks, crypto investors have raised several names of potential nominees for SEC commissioner, in the event that Trump is elected to a second term, according to three people who have knowledge of the conversations.

These names include two former chairs of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission during the Trump administration: J. Christopher Giancarlo and Heath Tarbert.

Another name that has come up is Dan Gallagher, who served as an SEC commissioner during Barack Obama’s two terms as president and now works as chief legal officer at the investment platform Robinhood.

Gallagher said he’s honored to be floated as a possible SEC chair in a Trump administration.

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The fourth name that has been raised with people close to Trump is that of Paul Atkins, according to three people who have knowledge of the conversations.

Source: Donald Trump, crypto take aim at SEC as Biden allies raise alarms