Ripple Token Case Highlights Need For SEC Clarity On Crypto

By Joseph Hall (January 25, 2021, 4:56 PM EST) -- Serving on staff at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission during the era of former President George W. Bush, I was once surprised to hear gossip about the unlikelihood — read, inappropriateness — of my appointment, given my Democratic voter registration and trail of campaign contributions.

It hadn't occurred to me that regulation of the securities markets was a partisan matter. Although a few years later we're all less naive about the currents of debate in Washington, I still know the staff — the heart of the agency — is focused squarely on investor protection and health of the markets, regardless of...

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