Sep 22, 2021 - Politics & Policy

SEC chair Gary Gensler sees short life for crypto

Mike Allen
A tweet from Gary Gensler that says: As it relates to cryptocurrencies, we have robust authorities @SECGov and we’re going to use them.
Via Twitter

SEC chair Gary Gensler said he doesn’t see long-term viability for thousands of cryptocurrencies, likening them to the wildcat banking era before federal regulation, The Wall Street Journal reports.

What they're saying: "I don’t think there’s long-term viability for five or six thousand private forms of money,” Gensler told the WashPost's David Ignatius at a virtual event. "So in the meantime I think it’s worthwhile to have an investor-protection regime."

Translation: Regulation.

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