Ripple CTO Asks SEC If Ethereum Sales on Exchanges Are Securities – U.Today


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Ripple Labs Inc. CTO David Schwartz has posed a thought-provoking question to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the security status of Ethereum (ETH).
Taking to his official X handle, Schwartz responded to a post from the SEC in which the commission instructed the community to always revert to its own channels for news that pertains to its regulatory affairs.

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Drawing on this, the Ripple CTO asked the SEC if it thinks people selling Ethereum on secondary marketplaces are selling securities. This question is highly impractical to answer over social media as it constitutes the core of what the ongoing Ripple v. SEC legal battle as well as other trading platforms is all about.
Awesome. Does the SEC think people selling ETH on exchanges are selling securities? I’d like to hear from the best source.
To date, only XRP has been certified as an altcoin whose trading on secondary marketplaces does not constitute a security. This clarity was obtained after more than two years of litigation, with the favorable ruling decided by Judge Analisa Torres in July.
Based on the complexity of the question, any answer given by the market regulator will spark another round of curiosity that it obviously cannot afford at this time.

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Godfrey Benjamin is an experienced crypto journalist whose main goal is to educate everyone around him about the prospects of Web 3.0. His love for crypto was birthed when, as a former banker, he discovered the obvious advantages of decentralized money over traditional payments. With his vast experience covering various aspects of Web3, Godfrey’s articles has been featured on, Cryptonews and Coingape, among others.
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