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SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Calls for Transparency in Crypto Markets

During a recent speech at a Columbia Law School conference on March 22, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler emphasized the importance of transparency in financial markets.

Gensler highlighted the necessity of disclosures, particularly regarding executive compensation, climate risks, and cyber risks. The SEC’s recent adoption of rules mandating companies to disclose climate-related risks underscores the chairman’s commitment to ensuring transparency for investors.

In addressing the crypto securities market, Gensler pointed out a concerning trend where some participants seek to evade registration requirements, leading to a lack of mandatory information disclosure. He stressed the need for transparency, stating that “many would agree that the crypto markets could use a little disinfectant.”

Consistently advocating for registration of cryptocurrency exchanges with the SEC, Gensler reiterated that cryptocurrency firms should adhere to the same regulatory standards as traditional financial companies.

Under Gensler’s leadership, the SEC has intensified scrutiny on the cryptocurrency industry, evidenced by lawsuits filed against major exchanges such as Binance and Coinbase.

In anticipation of the launch of Bitcoin ETFs, Gensler has voiced concerns about the inherent risks and volatility associated with cryptocurrencies. Comparing Bitcoin’s price movements to a roller coaster, he emphasized the importance of evaluating the asset’s fundamentals.

As Gensler continues to champion transparency and regulatory compliance in the crypto space, his efforts are poised to shape the future regulatory landscape of digital assets in the United States.

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