United States Securities and Exchange (SEC) commissioner Hester Peirce mentioned the newly launched SEC Agency Rule List is stuffed with “hot-button” matters applied in an unreasonable hurry, whereas crypto was ignored.
Commissioner Peirce, who is typically known as Crypto Mom for her robust constructive views on cryptocurrency, launched an announcement regarding the SEC Spring 2022 Regulatory Agenda and the SEC Agency Rule List.
Though the SEC checklist had no entries that made specific reference to crypto, Perice famous that one of many proposed guidelines, Amendments to Exchange Act Rule 3b-16, “might regulate crypto protocols or platforms through an unmarked backdoor.”
She went on to call 4 areas referring to crypto the place regulatory readability “would be appreciated.” Those included defining securities and points associated to custody, together with the company’s controversial Staff Accounting Bulletin 121.
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Peirce additionally critiqued the company’s agenda, saying that the SEC set forth “flawed targets and a flawed technique for reaching them”, claiming the company has centered on “hot-button matters outside our remit,” equivalent to range, local weather change and human capital administration.
The agenda additionally displays a “rush of radical rulemakings”, Peirce mentioned, with quick remark durations and market members pressured to implement a number of guidelines concurrently.
“The agenda, if enacted, risks setting off the regulatory version of a rip current — fast-moving currents flowing away from shore that can be fatal to swimmers. […] The pace and character of the rulemakings on this agenda make for dangerous conditions in our capital markets.”
Peirce is commonly the lone dissenting voice on the SEC board, notably in relation to crypto. She has criticized the company for “leading with enforcement” and failing to offer the business with regulatory steerage.