Bitcoin Blues, Wall Street-insidern Gary Gensler skrämmer livet ur kryptovalutorna i USA

En mycket intressant utveckling, som visar hur viktiga kryptovalutorna har blivit. Och också hur Blockchain kommer att förändra företagsvärlden.

Nathaniel Popper skriver i New York Times: A Former Top Wall Street Regulator Turns to the Blockchain

Gary Gensler was one of the top financial regulators in the Obama administration, the finance chief for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and, before both of those jobs, a partner at Goldman Sachs.

Now, like many other big names from business and government, he is plunging into the world of the blockchain, the data-tracking technology introduced by Bitcoin.

Mr. Gensler is set to say in a speech at M.I.T. on Monday that the second and third most widely used virtual currencies, Ether and Ripple, have most likely been issued and traded in violation of American securities regulations.

“There is a strong case for both of them — but particularly Ripple — that they are noncompliant securities,” he said in an interview. He believes Bitcoin, the original virtual currency, can remain exempt from securities regulations.