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Ahead of Bitcoin halving, will U.S. pay ‘the price of crypto regulation’?

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Will the recent market crash stimulate stricter crypto regulation in the coming days?

Ahead of Bitcoin halving, will the U.S. pay 'the price of crypto regulation'?

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  • SEC Commissioner Peirce advocated balanced crypto regulation, promoting investor protection.
  • Hoskinson highlighted the consequences of strict regulations.

Amidst the buzz surrounding Bitcoin [BTC] halving and the recent crypto market downturn, global attention has turned to the ongoing debate over crypto regulation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Highlighting the constructive influence of securities regulation, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce advocates for a regulatory framework aligned with the “American spirit” of freedom and opportunity.

Taking to X (formerly Twitter) Peirce said

“We at the SEC need to do our part to ensure that the US is a “Why not?” kind of place where people are free to pursue their dreams…”

Execs weighs on crypto regulation

Echoing Pierce’s emphasis on the balance between investor protection and fostering innovation and freedom in the financial sector, Charles Hoskinson, Cardano’s [ADA] co-founder, highlighted the true cost of regulation.

He said, 

“This is the price of regulation. People went to Switzerland because the United States shut its doors.” 

He further added, 

“When the United States made a decision to become a hostile jurisdiction to crypto, the real-life consequences are: over 1000 businesses went to Switzerland.” 

This underscored the potential consequences of overly coercive regulations, which could hinder innovation and block newcomers in crypto.

Shedding light on the regulatory challenges facing the cryptocurrency industry in the United States, particularly focusing on SEC v. Coinbase and Uniswap.

Will Clemente, co-founder of Reflexivity Research, said,

“I don’t really think it matters that much, to be honest. I think it’s something you kind of maybe worry about in the States whenever you know that bridge gets crossed, but it’s going to take time for a lot of that stuff to get worked out.” 

What’s more to it? 

Notably, Chris Dixon, Founder & Managing Partner at a16z crypt in a recent conversation with Anthony Pompliano noted,

“I think that the big blocker honestly is regulatory.” 

He added, 

“I mean look the challenge candidly, is just that the current regulators have just basically been doing everything they can, to sort of stifle crypto and blockchains.” 

Hence, as the dust settles on the regulatory landscape of the cryptocurrency industry, one thing remains clear: the upcoming elections hold immense significance for crypto’s future trajectory in the United States. 

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Ishika is a graduate of Political Science from the University of Delhi. From writing content as a hobby to now pursuing it as a professional career, she has been living and breathing content all her life. Her interests lie in making sure articles are very digestible to a common reader, despite all its technicalities and jargons.
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