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The head of Sec made recognition of cryptocurrencies on POS securities
Implying the possibility of cryptocurrency steaking can pass the Haui test, which is used to determine the status of securities. This was announced as part of a speech in the US Senate 40 тез для криптовалютних by the head of the SEC Gary Gensler.
The hearings were held after activating The Merge update on the main network Ethereum.
“This is another Haui test criterion – the public expects a profit based on the efforts of others. If the intermediary offers customers to Steiking services, it is very similar to […] to lending, ”the official said.
Hensler explained that he did not mean any specific cryptocurrency.
During the hearing, Senator Pat Tumi criticized Hensler for the opinion that almost all traded cryptocurrencies are most likely unregistered securities. He also expressed dissatisfaction with the role of SEC in determining the rules for digital assets.
“The problem is that the commission does not share with us the assessment system that uses”, – explained the legislator.
According to Tumi, Congress may need to intervene and indicate a clear framework for investors and entrepreneurs. In turn, the SEC should provide “much more clarity”. She could prevent the collapse of companies such as Celsius Network and Voyager Digital.
In response, Hensler retorted that many companies should begin to interact with secs. It is important that there is a “police officer on duty” in the industry, he added.
Recall, the department began an investigation into the activities of each bitcoin tenge in the United States, including Coinbase, according to Forbes.
Earlier, Hensler announced the development of methods for registering digital assets as investment contracts and to activate efforts to authorize cryptocurrency platforms. In May, the official warned of the possible persecution of unregistered bitcoin-turb.
In July, a group of senators submitted a law on the protection of consumer rights of digital goods. It obliges firms offering digital asset trade to register in CFTC .
Later, the regulator announced the creation of a technological innovation management that will regulate the industry.
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