Coinbase continues push to compel SEC to act on crypto rulemaking petition

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Coinbase has doubled down on its push for a court order compelling america Securities and Trade Fee (SEC) to behave on the agency’s crypto rulemaking petition.

Coinbase needs a mandamus issued inside 30 days to compel the SEC to offer an official reply on whether or not it is going to settle for or deny the petition.

The SEC submitted a long-awaited status update on Oct. 12, vaguely stating that “fee employees offered a suggestion” to the SEC over Coinbase’s petition however didn’t disclose any additional particulars.

In an Oct. 13 publish on X (previously Twitter), Coinbase chief authorized officer Paul Grewal slammed the SEC for dragging its heels and referred to as for a mandamus to pressure the SEC into adequately outlining its intentions.

Grewal additionally shared Coinbase’s response to the SEC replace that it filed with the U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

“The SEC’s unilluminating report is mere bureaucratic pantomime and confirms that nothing in need of mandamus will immediate the company to take its obligations severely. It took greater than a 12 months and an order from this Court docket to elicit even a staff-level suggestion,” the response reads, including that:

“The Fee has resolved to not conduct the rulemaking Coinbase requested, and it’ll exploit each bureaucratic artifice in its arsenal to forestall judicial evaluation as long as the Court docket permits it.”

Coinbase’s response to the SEC replace. Supply: Grewal/X

Coinbase initially filed the rulemaking petition in July 2022, requesting the SEC to “suggest and undertake guidelines” to manipulate the crypto market, together with potential guidelines to obviously define which digital belongings fall beneath the definition of securities.

After the SEC failed to reply, Coinbase filed a petition for mandamus 9 months later, in search of the court docket to compel the SEC to offer a “sure or no” reply.

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Nonetheless, the SEC has fired again a number of instances, refuting the necessity to meet Coinbase’s necessities and asking the court to deny Coinbase’s petition for mandamus.

In mid-June, the SEC asked the court for 120 days to respond to the rulemaking petition. Such a timeline suggests that the agency may have an answer by the end of October or early November.

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