[Bitcoin] 업계 2위 Coinbase 최고 경영자, “미국 암호화폐의 종말이 다가올 것이다.”

Coinbase 최고경영자, SEC의 요구로 미국 암호화폐 산업이 ‘종말’을 맞이할 것이라고 말했습니다.

미국 증권 거래위원회(SEC)가 6월 코인베이스를 고소하기 전에 비트코인을 제외한 모든 암호화폐 거래를 중단하도록 요청했다고 코인베이스의 최고경영자가 파이낸셜 타임스에 밝혔습니다.

SEC의 요청으로 인해 미국 최대 암호화폐 거래소인 코인베이스는 제도 문제를 법원에 제기할 수밖에 없었으며, 이러한 거래 중단은 미국 내 암호화폐 산업의 “종말”을 의미했다고 CEO 브라이언 암스트롱이 전했습니다.

그러나, SEC 측은 회사에 암호화폐를 상장 폐지하도록 요청하지 않았다고 밝혔으며, 코인베이스와 더 큰 경쟁사인 바이낸스에 대한 소송은 규제 문제를 강제적으로 논의하도록 부추겨, 결국 입법 개정으로 이어질 것으로 보고 있습니다.

브라이언 암스트롱의 언급과는 달리, 아이러니 하게도 코인베이스 주식은 이번주 4% 상승했으며, 올해 주가는 약 200%가 상승했습니다.


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The Securities and Exchange Commission asked Coinbase to halt trading on all cryptocurrencies except for bitcoin before it sued the company in June, Coinbase’s chief executive told the Financial Times.

The SEC’s request left Coinbase, America’s largest crypto exchange, with no choice but to take the matter to court, CEO Brian Armstrong said, because stopping those trades would have “essentially meant the end of the crypto industry in the US,” he said.

“We really didn’t have a choice at that point,” Armstrong told the FT in an interview published Monday.

An SEC spokesperson said Monday its staff “does not ask companies to delist crypto assets.”

“In the course of an investigation, the staff may share its own view as to what conduct may raise questions for the Commission under the securities laws,” the spokesperson said.

Coinbase didn’t dispute the veracity of Armstrong’s statements but a spokesperson said the FT article “omits important context regarding our conversations with the SEC.”

“The views shared in the FT article may have represented the views of some staff at the time, but did not represent those of the Commission more broadly,” the spokesperson said.

They added: “We continue our discussions with the Commission, but believe that transparent and fair rulemaking and Congressional action…represent the best path forward for American crypto users and the companies building the cryptoeconomy in the US.”

The SEC sued Coinbase and its larger international rival, Binance, in early June, accusing both companies of running illegal exchanges. The suits marked a major escalation of the SEC’s campaign to rein in the crypto industry after years of allowing it to operate in a regulatory gray zone.

Recounting discussions with the regulator before the lawsuit, Armstrong told the FT that Coinbase had requested clarity on how the SEC determined that every digital asset other than bitcoin is a security.

Crypto companies have long resisted having their products classified as traditional securities or commodities, arguing that they are a new kind of digital asset that require bespoke rules and regulations. The SEC disagrees, and has often said that most crypto offerings are securities that should face the same government regulations on Wall Street as stocks and bonds.

The lawsuits against Coinbase and Binance could help force the regulation issue by sparking litigation and, ultimately, judicial reviews that motivate Congress to act.

Shares of Coinbase, which went public in 2021, were up around 4% early Monday. The stock is up nearly 200% this year.

출처 : https://edition.cnn.com/2023/07/31/business/sec-coinbase-halt-trading-response/index.html

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