Senator Lummis Pushes for Crypto Regulation Amid SEC Lawsuits

  • Sergey Maga
  • 12 June, 2023 15:06
Senator Lummis Pushes for Crypto Regulation Amid SEC Lawsuits

U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis insists on establishing a positive regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. This comes after the removal of a proposed 30% tax on crypto mining from the U.S. debt ceiling bill, according to the Decrypt.

Lummis is not stopping there. She’s working on a regulatory framework that would allow individuals and companies to own and trade digital assets in America. This is a significant move, considering the current legal ambiguity surrounding cryptocurrencies.

However, the road to regulation is not smooth. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently filed lawsuits against Coinbase and Binance. Lummis has condemned these actions, stating that the SEC has failed to provide adequate legal guidance.

In response to these lawsuits, companies like Circle are urging lawmakers to regulate them. Some are even considering relocating to other countries. This pressure is adding fuel to Lummis’s push for regulation.

The proposed legislation, known as the Responsible Financial Innovation Act, aims to clarify the status of digital assets. It seeks to define which assets are commodities and which are securities. Additionally, it plans to impose requirements on stablecoin issuers and ban algorithmic stablecoins.

As Lummis continues her fight for crypto regulation, the future of digital assets in America hangs in the balance.

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