Sat, May 25, 2024 at 07:31

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    Kang-hoon

    • Hello, Annie.

    • Today, I have some significant news regarding Coinbase and their recent legal actions against the SEC.

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  • Annie

    • Oh, that sounds interesting!

    • What exactly is happening?😊

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    Kang-hoon

    • Coinbase has filed a reply to the court requesting permission to file an interlocutory appeal with the 2nd Circuit.

    • This appeal aims to address the SEC's authority over digital assets.

  • Annie

    • Interlocutory appeal?

    • That sounds complicated.

    • Can you explain what that means?🤔

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    Kang-hoon

    • Certainly.

    • An interlocutory appeal is a legal procedure that allows a party to appeal a ruling before the case is fully resolved.

    • It's rare but can fast-track critical questions to higher courts.

  • Annie

    • Got it.

    • So, why is this appeal so important for Coinbase and the crypto industry?

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    Kang-hoon

    • MetaLawMan, a pro-XRP lawyer, praised Coinbase's strong arguments, highlighting that this case could expedite crucial questions about the SEC's regulatory authority over digital assets.

  • Annie

    • Wow, that sounds like a big deal!

    • What are the main arguments Coinbase is making?😮

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    Kang-hoon

    • Paul Grewal, Coinbase's Chief Legal Officer, emphasized that their appeal seeks to determine if the SEC can regulate digital asset transactions as investment contracts without any contractual basis.

  • Annie

    • That sounds crucial.

    • How has the SEC responded to this?

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    Kang-hoon

    • Interestingly, even the SEC acknowledged the significance of this issue in the Ripple case, recognizing the industry-wide implications and the substantial grounds for difference of opinion.

  • Annie

    • So, what has Coinbase done so far to seek clarity from the SEC?🤔

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    Kang-hoon

    • Coinbase has approached the SEC in good faith to discuss a workable regulatory framework for crypto innovation in the U.S.

    • However, these efforts were met with resistance, changing positions, and litigation from the SEC.

  • Annie

    • It seems like a tough battle.

    • What does this mean for the future of crypto regulation?

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    Kang-hoon

    • Coinbase's request for an interlocutory appeal underscores its commitment to seeking clarity for the crypto industry and pushing back against what it perceives as the SEC's overreach.

  • Annie

    • And how does this affect the broader industry and crypto investors?

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    Kang-hoon

    • Grewal emphasized that this appeal is critical not just for Coinbase but for the entire crypto industry and the 52 million Americans who own crypto.

    • The need for clear rules has been recognized by the House, and Coinbase is seeking similar clarity through the courts.

  • Annie

    • That's a lot of people affected!

    • What about the relationship between Coinbase and XRP?

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    Kang-hoon

    • Recently, Coinbase announced the re-listing of the XRP token for New York users on its platform, which has also been a topic of discussion.

  • Annie

    • Interesting.

    • So, do you think this news is a positive development for the market?📈

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    Kang-hoon

    • Yes, I believe it is a positive development.

    • Coinbase's resolve to push for regulatory clarity and fairness is essential for the future of the digital asset space.

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    • It reflects the broader industry's demand for clear and workable regulations, which can ultimately benefit the market.

    • Upon comprehensive consideration, this news is perceived as a 😍Bullish.