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Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Objected to the Case Filed Against It by the SEC!

source-logo  en.bitcoinsistemi.com 23 February 2024 05:27, UTC

Kraken, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, has initiated legal action by filing a petition to dismiss the lawsuit filed against it by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Kraken Moves to Drop SEC Case

This move by Kraken, Binance Holdings Ltd., Binance.US and Coinbase Global Inc. It follows similar steps taken by other companies in the industry to dismiss the SEC's lawsuits against them.

The SEC's lawsuit against Kraken alleges that the exchange operates an unregistered trading platform and mixes customer assets with its own funds.

Additionally, the SEC alleged that Kraken used bank accounts containing customer funds to cover its expenses, raising concerns about the protection of customer assets.

In its motion to dismiss the case, Kraken challenged the SEC's jurisdiction over speculative investments, arguing that the commission lacks the authority to regulate all such activities.

Kraken underlined that the SEC complaint did not allege any cases of fraud or consumer harm resulting from its activities, as highlighted in a blog post published by the company.

Kraken aims to defend its position and challenge the regulatory framework imposed by US authorities by joining forces with other industry leaders to have the SEC cases dismissed.

The outcome of these legal battles will have significant implications for the broader cryptocurrency industry and impact regulatory approaches and market dynamics going forward.

*This is not investment advice.