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Blockchain projects in US to get regulatory safe harbor

To give crypto projects that are legitimate a chance to grow under US security laws, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has proposed creating a regulatory harbor through networks that are decentralized. Peirce nicknamed cryptomom believes that it would allow the companies the needed freedom to develop their needed network before needing to be bothered about regulators.

Also, companies that are making progress this way through open source and permission network likewise carrying the public along with their operation would get an official pardon from security laws.

This would as well be of numerous advantages to companies as developers can fundraise, investors can get more required information and ordinary citizens get to enjoy the unique new technology with regulators able to protect these companies.

The proposal which was unveiled in a speech at a blockchain conference had plans for companies to get three years when they will not pay a dime in tax from their token sales to get to a certain stage of decentralization enough to maneuver the SEC’s evaluation and the Howey Test, usually conducted by U.S. Supreme Court evaluation.

Need for SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce proposal

Crypto project that are into the sales of token promise to build up a decentralized network at the mercy of the reach of U.S. securities laws. SEC has however continued to reiterate the message through public statements and high-profile enforcement actions.

Crypto company projects however usually do not violate SEC laws through “Regulation D” exemptions, that stops selling token to people classed as wealthy, and “Regulation S” exemptions, this curb token sale to investors outside the US. However, these two patters stop delivering token to people who are actually in need of it.

The regulatory authority has also begun concluding capital punishment for erring companies. A particular firm in charge of launching EOS was fined around $23 million for its Initial Coin Offering. Telegram had its billion-dollar sale halted. Messaging app, Kik, was charged with conducting a $100 million unregistered offering.

Benefits of the regulatory safe harbor for Blockchain projects

The proposal if brought to fruition would allow a neutral ground in terms of the requirement for those who choose to key into the process.

Companies would also be bound to make public their qualification, worth, earnings and other incentives they can achieve. They would also be required to reveal transaction histories, their master plan, and previous achievements to understand the potentials they can achieve.

Muhaimin Olowoporoku
Muhaimin is a journalist and a crypto enthusiast. He believes in the Africa project and sees blockchain technology as a possible solution alongside developmental journalism


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