- Rep. Patrick McHenry, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, revealed the info.
- There has been a lot of interest in the SEC chairman’s position on cryptocurrencies.
Gary Gensler, the current head of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will testify before the House Financial Services Committee. Rep. Patrick McHenry, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, revealed in a recent interview that Gensler would testify before the panel on April 18.
McHenry projected that the SEC head would be questioned about his views on regulation and cryptocurrency. According to McHenry, this will be the SEC’s first-ever oversight hearing.
The House Financial Services Committee has jurisdiction over all aspects of the American financial services business, including banking, securities, and digital assets. They have a lot of power over the SEC as a whole. In addition, the topic of setting down a regulatory framework for digital assets will be covered.
There has been a lot of interest in the SEC chairman’s position on cryptocurrencies over the years. Several Democrats have spoken out against the practice. The party’s anti-crypto stance might be disastrous for its 2024 electoral prospects.
U.S. authorities seem to have taken a hard line on digital currencies by the end of the first quarter of 2023. The SEC sent Wells notices to many companies, including Coinbase, a prominent cryptocurrency exchange.
Meanwhile, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a new lawsuit against Binance (CFTC). However, the crypto community has consistently stressed that Congress, and not individual agencies, will determine the fate of crypto regulation.
The United States has been slow to adopt rules governing cryptocurrencies, whereas several other countries have already done so. Since 2020, the SEC has been suing Ripple, and the outcome of this case is widely anticipated to provide the groundwork for what is considered security in the United States. Nevertheless, existing authorities have not provided a clear roadmap.