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Ex-SEC Chair Sees Crypto Following Existing Legal Framework

Aug. 19, 2021, 1:29 PM

Former top securities regulator Jay Clayton sees existing U.S. regulations as a solid precedent for rules about cryptocurrencies.

Clayton -- who spent several years as chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission -- is joining the advisory board of Fireblocks in the latest recruitment by a crypto firm preparing for greater government oversight. The company’s platform specializes in digital assets used for payments, gaming and non-fungible tokens, or NFTs.

Jay Clayton
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“New technology should not cause us to change the fundamental protections in our securities and other financial markets,” Clayton said in emailed comments. In terms of crypto provisions currently ...

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