Allies join Coinbase's SEC lawsuit

The crypto exchange Several parties have joined Coinbase in its federal court action to persuade the SEC to create digital asset regulations. A lack of U.S. crypto regulations has businesses "fleeing abroad," says the Crypto Council for Innovation.

Paradigm, the Crypto Council for Innovation, and others filed outside arguments with the circuit court to join Coinbase Inc. (COIN) in its lawsuit against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to force it to write crypto industry rules.

In a Monday friend-of-the-court petition, Paradigm's counsel claimed that the SEC is treating crypto like a securities and should inform the public. The crypto investment business argued that a crypto project without a base of operations, dedicated staff, or central management cannot easily do that.

The Paradigm brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit states, "As long as the SEC’s registration process requires a centralized issuer, it will be incoherent for crypto assets, meaningful disclosures will not happen, and the public will not have access to the material information it needs It also noted that the Republican couple on the five-person commission strongly disagrees with Chair Gary Gensler that the SEC's actions are clear, fair, and legal.

The SEC denied Coinbase's 2022 petition to create crypto sector guidelines in December. Last week, the business sued to overturn the regulator's judgment. The Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI) argued in its amicus brief that the SEC isn't allowing the industry an opportunity to comment on how it's controlled, which is forcing enterprises to seek a better arrangement in other nations.

"Deprived of traditional rulemaking, good actors are forced to decipher the SEC’s evolving views based on public statements by officials, litigation filings, and (sometimes contradictory) judicial rulings in enforcement actions

 said CCI, a digital assets sector advocate. "Industry participants seeking regulatory clarity are fleeing abroad to jurisdictions that offer the regulatory guidance the SEC refuses to provide."

Coinbase's chief legal officer, Paul Grewal, wrote on X that the business is "grateful" for the briefs from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Texas Blockchain Council. The court might weigh interested parties' legal interpretations while deciding the dispute's core issue.

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