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Will the SEC ban crypto staking in the United States?

By TwoDogsCaged | TwoDogsCaged | 9 Feb 2023

I read about this possibility this morning. I wonder if this is just someone spreading misinformation regarding cryptocurrency, or if there is some truth to the rumor.

I read an article about this rumor:

From what I understand, Ethereum is considered commodity even though it allows staking. The apparent issue at hand with the SEC is whether or not cryptocurrencies are commodities or securities. I have written about my thoughts on this in past posts here on this site.  I ask the question, if Ethereum is a commodity already, how can they argue all others are not unless they are playing favorites?

At issue seems to be the "Howey test."  it is fully described here: The Howey test in short is a supreme court case that determines if a transaction is an "investment contract." Apparently, if it is determined an investment contract, then it is considered a security.  I am not a financial brain wizard, but how can staking be considered an investment contract? We "stake" financial resources all of the time with fiat currency and they are not considered a security.  I think they are fishing, but we will see.

I know the SEC and Ripple case is set to be concluded soon and will likely play a role in how bold the SEC gest with this type of determination.

If this happens, it will send the crypto market into panic and a significant drop in the market at least for the short term, if not for the long term.  


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