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Robinhood Crypto Hit with SEC Wells Notice

Robinhood Crypto, a division of Robinhood Markets, faces potential enforcement action from the SEC for alleged securities violations, as indicated by a Wells Notice issued on May 4.

Robinhood expressed disappointment and plans to engage with the SEC to clarify its position. Last year, Robinhood was subpoenaed by the SEC regarding cryptocurrency listings.

Similar actions have been taken against other crypto entities, such as Uniswap and Consensys, who received Wells Notices last month.

These developments highlight concerns over regulatory clarity and its impact on innovation and job creation in the cryptocurrency industry.

The SEC’s stance on digital currencies, categorizing most tokens as securities, has stirred debate in the crypto industry. Coinbase disputes this view, claiming crypto assets are distinct from traditional securities.

Nevertheless, Coinbase faces a legal dispute with the SEC over allegations of trading unregistered securities. Robinhood Crypto has also been attempting to register with the SEC for nearly two years.

Additionally, last year, it removed several digital tokens from its platform.

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was first posted on May 6, 2024 at 5:17 pm.
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