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Are Securities Laws Appropriate to Protect Crypto Markets?

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Are Securities Laws Appropriate to Protect Crypto Markets?
By Amy Caiazza (August 16, 2022, 4:25 p.m. EDT) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent complaint against Ishan Wahi, a former director of Coinbase Global Inc., and two close relations[1] raises an important question about how best to regulate insider trading and other fraud in digital asset markets.

In sum, there is considerable and sincere confusion in digital asset markets as to what is and is not a security. Therefore, holding participants in these markets accountable for their actions under securities laws may violate both the scientific requirements of insider trading and the general concepts of notice and due process that underlie tend the United States…

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