Chamber of Digital Commerce opposes SEC’s overreach in Binance lawsuit


The United States-based Chamber of Digital Commerce has aligned with numerous digital property companies, associations, authorized specialists and legislators in a collective effort to problem the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) vs. Binance lawsuit.

According to a not too long ago filed amicus transient, the advocacy group additionally seeks to thwart the SEC’s try to oversee the cryptocurrency sector with out specific authorization from the U.S. Congress and halt the SEC’s technique of regulation by way of enforcement.

Cody Carbone, vice chairman of coverage on the Chamber of Digital Commerce, stated:

“The SEC continues to try to regulate the entire digital asset ecosystem through enforcement actions, instead of issuing guidance or going through the proper notice and comment rulemaking channels. The enforcement actions are paralyzing the market and sending digital asset innovation overseas.”

The group argues that the SEC employs the enforcement-based technique to categorise digital property as securities and impose penalties on cryptocurrency companies. It claims this method hampers innovation and compels crypto firms to relocate overseas.

Furthermore, the Chamber states that the SEC lacks the congressional authority to supervise all digital property as securities. While legislative our bodies endeavor to determine a regulatory framework, the SEC’s actions pose dangers to the business and its stakeholders, it acknowledged.

Screenshot of the amicus transient. Source: The Chamber of Digital Commerce

The group has appealed to the court docket for the dismissal of the lawsuit primarily based on numerous claims, such because the SEC exceeding its jurisdiction, digital property not constituting funding contracts and token transactions not assembly the factors for Exchange Act registration necessities.

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Binance.US, together with Binance Holdings and Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, not too long ago submitted a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, asserting that the SEC has exceeded its jurisdiction. Binance.US has additionally criticized the SEC’s latest doc discovery and deposition requests as “unreasonable.“

On Sept. 12, attorneys for BAM Trading Services, which operates the Binance.US cryptocurrency change, filed sealed paperwork in opposition to the SEC searching for extra particulars from Binance.US.

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