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The Fight for Crypto’s Future: Key Deadlines Loom in Coinbase-SEC Lawsuit

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  • The ongoing legal confrontation between Coinbase and the U.S. SEC moves into a crucial phase with vital deadlines set for the submission of legal arguments, supporting evidence, and documents.
  • Coinbase, the accused in the lawsuit, and the SEC, the plaintiff, are due to present their comprehensive legal briefs by August 4, 2023, and October 3, 2023, respectively.

As a critical milestone in the crypto-regulatory landscape, the lawsuit between Coinbase Global Inc, a leading crypto exchange, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is edging forward. Judge Failla has issued an imperative scheduling order delineating the critical submission deadlines, a move that marks a significant development in this landmark lawsuit.

The Pathway to Justice: Unveiling the Crucial Timelines

The series of deadlines highlight an organized and phased structure to the legal process. Coinbase, the defendant in the case, is required to provide its comprehensive legal briefs, including its arguments, substantiating evidence, and supportive documents, by August 4, 2023. This submission represents Coinbase’s robust defense and the central tenets of their argument against the allegations levied by the SEC.

Amicus curiae briefs, or ‘friend of the court’ briefs, from entities supporting Coinbase’s stance, are due by August 11, 2023, with a page limit of 20. These briefs present additional perspectives, arguments, or information that may aid the court in its judgment.

Meanwhile, the SEC, the plaintiff, will submit its comprehensive legal brief, outlining its case against Coinbase, by October 3, 2023. This is mirrored by the opportunity for Amicus curiae briefs supporting the SEC’s case, due on October 10, 2023, with the same 20-page limit.

Finally, Coinbase has been granted the chance to file a reply brief by October 24, countering the SEC’s arguments and allegations. This counter-argument is strictly limited to 15 pages.

SEC’s Allegations against Coinbase: An Overview

The SEC’s lawsuit alleges that Coinbase has been offering unregistered securities via its platform, essentially operating as an unregistered broker since 2019.

Activities typically associated with registered broker-dealers, such as selling securities, have allegedly been conducted by Coinbase without the necessary registration with the SEC. The regulator’s primary concern is that, in the absence of appropriate registration, the protection offered to investors may not be sufficient. Consequently, the potential risks associated with such unregistered activities may amplify.

With the issuance of Judge Failla’s scheduling order, this high-stakes legal battle between Coinbase and the SEC is inching towards a critical juncture. As these deadlines loom, the unfolding of arguments, evidence, and perspectives through the submission of legal and amicus briefs promises a revealing insight into both sides of this pivotal legal confrontation.

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