Coinbase Gets Wells Notice From the SEC on Lend Product (1)

Sept. 8, 2021, 4:43 AM

Coinbase Global Inc. was warned by the Securities and Exchange Commission against launching a product that would allow consumers to earn interest on their crypto holdings.

The U.S.’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange said it received a Wells notice saying the agency will bring an enforcement action if the company goes ahead with its Lend product. Coinbase expressed surprise at the SEC’s move, in a blog post, adding it plans to delay the launch at least until October.

“The SEC has told us it wants to sue us over Lend. We have no idea why,” the post written by Chief Legal ...

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