Attorney and XRP supporter John Deaton thinks Gary Gensler, the chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will pursue more regulatory action that will drive crypto prices lower.
Deaton says he expects Gensler to sue a crypto exchange and argues that most of the exchange’s tokens are unregistered securities.
Consequently, he believes crypto prices could plummet even further, allowing traditional financial institutions like Goldman Sachs or JPMorgan Chase to buy up shares in the sector.
“I’ve been saying for a year that this was the plan. Once the market is at the bottom and the incumbents get a bigger piece, Gary and the SEC will come to the table and work out some form of guidelines or clarity…
Even if [Ripple CEO] Brad Garlinghouse is correct and 99% of crypto goes to zero, it would still leave 100-200 projects — so you get the picture. Utility will win the day. I have no idea where the bottom is but what is clear to me is the agenda being pursued by regulators like Goldman Gary.
Coinbase has a market cap under $9B w/$5B in cash. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a takeover attempt if [Coinbase CEO] Brian Armstrong doesn’t accept an incumbent partner. I wouldn’t be surprised if Gary sues Coinbase attempting to serve as the proverbial straw, while investors get screwed.”
Deaton has played an active role in the SEC’s ongoing lawsuit against Ripple, filing an amicus brief on behalf of XRP supporters in opposition to the regulator’s motion for summary judgment.
The SEC sued Ripple in late 2020 for allegedly selling XRP as an unregistered security.Don't Miss a Beat – Subscribe to get crypto email alerts delivered directly to your inbox
Check Price Action
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Telegram
Surf The Daily Hodl Mix
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed at The Daily Hodl are not investment advice. Investors should do their due diligence before making any high-risk investments in Bitcoin, cryptocurrency or digital assets. Please be advised that your transfers and trades are at your own risk, and any loses you may incur are your responsibility. The Daily Hodl does not recommend the buying or selling of any cryptocurrencies or digital assets, nor is The Daily Hodl an investment advisor. Please note that The Daily Hodl participates in affiliate marketing.
Featured Image: Shutterstock/gg_tsukahara/INelson