Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin has expressed his sympathy and concerns for Solana and other cryptocurrencies in the context of the SEC’s crackdown on the crypto markets.
Buterin Feels Sorry For Rival Solana
In the midst of the ongoing regulatory crackdown on cryptocurrencies by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has extended his sympathy to Solana, a rival blockchain platform, in light of the legal actions taken by the SEC against Binance and Coinbase, both renowned cryptocurrency exchanges globally. Buterin voiced his concerns over what he perceived as an unfair approach to crypto regulation, labeling the SEC’s actions as unjust.
Buterin Questions SEC’s Moves
Buterin’s comments were made during an online discussion with Matt Huang, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Paradigm, a crypto-focused venture capital firm. While the SEC’s actions are aimed at protecting investors, Buterin believes that the approach lacks nuance and could impede the progress of the industry as a whole. When asked how he felt about the United States’s crypto policy, Buterin expressed his sympathy, saying,
“The one comment I’ll make is that I feel bad that Solana and other projects are getting hit in this way. They don’t deserve it, and if Ethereum ends up ‘winning’ through all other blockchains getting kicked off exchanges, that’s not an honorable way to win, and in the long term probably isn’t even a victory.”
SEC Names SOL As Unregistered Security
Solana, which has gained significant attention and experienced rapid growth in recent times, is among the projects facing increased scrutiny from the SEC. The regulatory agency has been actively investigating projects in the crypto sector to ensure compliance with existing securities laws. It has accused the major crypto firms of Binance and Coinbase of offering unregistered securities to the public. Naturally, these legal actions have also affected other major tokens, like Solana (SOL), Cardano (ADA), Polygon (MATIC), Algorand (ALGO), Filecoin (FIL), Cosmos (ATOM), Sandbox (SAND), Axie infinity (AXS), Decentraland (MANA), BNB (BNB), and others.
“Centralized World Imposing On Decentralized Space”
Buterin’s sympathy for Solana reflects a broader sentiment within the crypto community, with many expressing concerns about the regulatory uncertainty faced by various projects. Industry participants are calling for clear guidelines and regulations that promote innovation and safeguard investor interests without stifling technological advancements. Buterin underscores that the crypto firms need to stand united as the true opponent is not each other but the “rapidly expanding centralized world that is imposing itself on the decentralized space.”
Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.