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SEC Drops the Ball on Crypto Regulation and There Are Long-Term Consequences, Says Commissioner

A commissioner with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned that the securities market regulator has dropped the ball on crypto regulation. “We’re not allowing innovation to develop and experimentation to happen in a healthy way, and there are long-term consequences of that failure,” said the commissioner.

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce expressed concerns that the U.S. has dropped the ball on the regulation of cryptocurrencies in an interview with CNBC on the sidelines of the DC Blockchain Summit this week.

Peirce, who is also known in the crypto community as “crypto mom” for her support of the industry, discussed challenges in the crypto ecosystem from a regulatory standpoint. Firstly, the commissioner mentioned fraud, stating that “There’s a lot of fraud in this space because it’s the hot area of the moment.”

However, she stressed that what concerns her more is that the SEC has dropped the ball on crypto regulation. Peirce stated:

The other piece that does concern me is the way that we’ve sort of dropped the regulatory ball.

We can go after fraud and we can play a more positive role on the innovation side, but we have to get to it, we’ve got to get working … I haven’t seen us willing to do that work so far.

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