The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued the world’s largest crypto exchange Binance and its founder for allegedly violating securities laws.
In light of this, Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson has expressed his concerns over the SEC’s complaints against Binance.
Cardano Founder Analyzes SEC’s Complaints Against Binance
Charles Hoskinson to Twitter to disclose his belief regarding the recent SEC lawsuit against Binance and its CEO, Changpeng Zhao. The Cardano founder noted that such a situation depicts threats to financial freedom and the continuation of crypto in the United States.
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In his lengthy post, Hoskinson thinks the SEC wants to implement ‘Chokepoint 2.0’ in the country based on the implications of its complaints.
He also pointed out the extensive nature of the complaint, which amounted to 136 pages stating that it could be an integral part of a plan to maintain strict control over the personal financial lives of people.
Hoskinson further observed that the SEC’s lawsuit against Binance is not just centered on compliance issues with the exchange. He is concerned that the regulator may include the creation of a centrally-backed digital currency (CBDC) connected to a group of chosen and powerful banks.
Such a move could provide the government absolute control over every area of financial activities from the customers. And Hoskinson thinks that the SEC’s action displays a political and philosophical disagreement on the existence of crypto and its core principles.
Additionally, he mentioned that a group of unappointed persons had streamlined some operations as inappropriate for the open market. These include wallet ownership, economic agency, and self-sovereign identity. So, the SEC intends to have just a few individuals enjoying these privileges.
Hoskinson maintained that historically, the current play-out of events indicated the recurring battle between freedom and authoritarianism. According to him, it is not a completely new situation; rather, the clash is between different players and technology, with a change in wording.
As such, the Cardano founder noted that the situation demands that the crypto industry unite and create concrete rules to prevent the US from getting into an apocalyptic stage similar to George Orwell’s 1984.
SEC’s Lawsuit Against Binance And Its CEO Zhao
A June 5 report from Forbes revealed that the SEC had sued the largest global crypto exchange Binance and its CEO, Changpeng Zhao.
In line with its operations, Binance functions internationally as Binance.com but runs a separate platform, Binance.US, for its US customers. The platform for US customers complies with the SEC’s regulatory demands.
However, the SEC alleged US users have been trading on Binance.com, indicating that Binance and its CEO, Zhao violated securities laws.
Also, the regulator accused the exchange of allowing the trading of crypto assets which are securities, amounting to $115 billion. Some of the assets include BNB, BUSD, Polygon (MATIC), Solana (SOL), and Cardano (ADA).
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