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ConsenSys Sues SEC: ‘Stop Overreaching Ethereum Regulation

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  • In the midst of continuing legal and market concerns, ConsenSys sues the SEC, alleging overreach in regulation efforts over Ethereum.
  • The legal ramifications of Ethereum’s designation as a security and the legislation governing U.S. cryptocurrencies could have a significant impact on future trading and compliance.

ConsenSys has taken legal action against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which could mean dramatic change for the regulatory environment as a whole, which is echoed by well-known blockchain expert Collin Brown.

Secondly, and probably owing to its market leadership in China for the month of April, Ethereum (ETH). In this lawsuit, filed on April 25th, the SEC is accused of trenching upon its border for regulation.

ConsenSys’s Retaliation 

ConsenSys, a well-known placement blockchain software company, said that the SEC’s tactics are “wrong” and “too aggressive.” To put it more precisely, the lawsuit seeks to show that Ethereum is not a security under legislation but rather something with its own unique nature and unique legal duties due to this.

Currently, ETH is trading at around $3,141.79, according to CoinMarketCap, down 0.51% on the day but 1.72% higher than last week’s performance overall, a sign indicating that people are bullish. It’s during this turning point in such a legal contest that it happens.

The legal filing, in which the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas is the venue in this case, names both the SEC and its head, Gary Gensler, as defendants. This action underscores a desire on behalf of cryptocurrency developers and the industry generally to stand its ground. Should cryptocurrencies be defined and treated.

In addition to contesting the SEC’s authority over Ethereum, the company is requesting a court order to stop the SEC’s ongoing investigations and potential enforcement actions against ConsenSys’s MetaMask wallet and related Ethereum sales.

The SEC hinted at possible enforcement actions regarding MetaMask’s staking and swap features during a phone conference on April 10 and a Wells notice that followed. This legal action is the result of those actions.

A threefold defense against the SEC’s jurisdiction is presented in the lawsuit:

  • Ethereum does not qualify as a security, as the SEC has previously stated.
  • Even though Ethereum is clearly useful for more than simply commodity transactions, the lawsuit claims that the SEC is incorrectly classifying non-financial platforms like Ethereum as financial apps.
  • ConsenSys contends that apps like MetaMask shouldn’t be categorized as securities brokers because of their function in enabling users to purchase, sell, and transfer ETH.

Broader Implications for the Market

This issue does not only affect ConsenSys. The SEC’s position on Ethereum has an impact on all parties involved in the ecosystem, affecting compliance plans and possibly affecting the approval of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are based on Ethereum.

Clarifying that Bitcoin is considered a non-security commodity in January, SEC head Gary Gensler left Ethereum’s status unclear and only had an impact on the approval of Bitcoin ETFs.

This lawsuit has the potential to greatly impact the United States’ cryptocurrency regulatory structure. According to a previous ETHNews report, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink expressed optimism about the launch of an Ethereum ETF in spite of regulatory uncertainty.

The cryptocurrency industry may face new difficulties if Ethereum is finally categorized as a security, which would result in harsher rules and affect trading activity in the United States, in line with what ETHNews previously disclosed.

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