Gary Gensler Lashes Out At Whole Industry—Threatens Widespread Action• December 27, 2022 12:13 pm • Comments
Gary Gensler is promising a widespread ‘crackdown’ on the entire crypto industry…
Numerous secret meetings between Gensler and FTX have also come under increased scrutiny.
In what is no doubt a knee-jerk response to being in the hot seat for his role in the collapse of FTX, Gary Gensler is promising widespread crackdowns for the entire crypto industry and the broader market of digital assets.
Whether or not this will materialize remains to be seen. He also wasn’t clear or precise with what the purported crackdown will entail, as no specific assets or regulatory initiatives were mentioned…
However, Gensler did say that proof of reserves auditing was not sufficient for the industry and that he would like to see standard accounting methods adopted by crypto firms.
Here’s what we currently know:
🔔Gary Gensler Warns of Imminent Crypto Crackdown
— Forever HODL ₿ (@granitacademy) December 27, 2022
.@GaryGensler and the SEC had more meetings with SBF and FTX/IEX than anyone else in crypto, allegedly to craft a special regulatory framework designed to benefit FTX alone.
Making backroom regulatory deals with bad actors is not a tool in the SEC’s toolbox. https://t.co/LgigWeM8v5
— Tom Emmer (@RepTomEmmer) December 22, 2022
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is just getting started with its crackdown on crypto firms that refuse to abide by its rules.
SEC Chair Gary Gensler said in an interview on Thursday that the agency’s patience is wearing thin for digital-asset exchanges and other firms that shirk its regulations.
Just hours earlier, the watchdog – which had already filed a lawsuit against FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried — sued two more prominent crypto executives for their alleged roles in the collapse of the digital-asset exchange.
SEC chair Gary Gensler says that the crypto regulatory crackdown is just getting started 😳
— The Defiant (@DefiantNews) December 23, 2022
The Securities and Exchange Commission is just getting started with its crackdown on crypto firms that refuse to abide by its rules. SEC Chair Gary Gensler wants crypto companies to follow standard #accounting and #auditing rules. https://t.co/Bq0cYx4D5l
— Accounting Today (@AccountingToday) December 24, 2022
Daily Hodl quoted Gensler:
“Proof of reserves is neither a full accounting of the assets and liability of a company, nor does it satisfy segregation of customer funds under the securities laws.”
“There are some in this field that have talked about ways to give customers confidence that their crypto is really there. They should do that by coming into compliance with time-tested custody, segregation of customer funds rules and accounting rules.”
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