Blockchain Association reacts to today’s settlement between the SEC and Kraken

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 9, 2023) – The following statement is attributed to Kristin Smith, Blockchain Association CEO: 

“The SEC continues its attack on U.S. crypto companies and retail investors, regulating by enforcement and undercutting the potential of public blockchain networks in the United States. Staking is an important part of the crypto ecosystem, allowing individuals to participate in decentralized networks and giving investors more options to earn passive income. Today’s settlement isn’t law, but is another example of why we need Congress – not regulators – to determine appropriate legislation for this new technology. Otherwise, the U.S. risks driving innovation offshore and taking online freedoms away from individual users.” – Kristin Smith, Blockchain Association CEO