Coinbase发言人Rachael Horowitz已经出面澄清，关于收购Keystone Capital、Venovate Marketplace和Digital Wealth，该公司从未得到美国证券交易委员会(SEC)的批准。事实证明，金融行业监管局(FINRA)的支持已经足够了。
Rachael Horowitz t表示：“SEC和FINRA批准了Coinbase收购Keystone交易的说法是不正确的，因为SEC没有参与审批过程”
Multicoin Capital管理合伙人Kyle Samani支持上述澄清。萨马尼指出，没有法律阻止Coinbase上线安全令牌。不过，萨玛尼指出，该交易所不太可能从事未注册证券的交易。所有人都希望Coinbase会上线XLM或XRP，Coinbase可以交易证券，但是，他们不会交易未注册证券。
Earlier this week, leading cryptocurrency exchange desk Coinbase announced it had gotten a stamp of approval from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to close a trio of acquisitions that could allow the company to trade security tokens. But the exchange is now walking back its statements.
Coinbase spokeswoman Rachael Horowitz has come forward to clarify the company never got an approval from the regulatory agency to proceed with the buyout of Keystone Capital, Venovate Marketplace, and Digital Wealth.
It turns out it never needed one either – the blessing of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) was purportedly more than enough.
“It is not correct to say that the SEC and FINRA approved Coinbase’s purchase of Keystone because SEC was not involved in the approval process,” Horowitz told Bloomberg.
While the exchange did indeed consult with SEC members informally, Horowitz added that the “SEC’s approval is not required for the change of control application.”
The clarification was seconded by Multicoin Capital managing partner Kyle Samani, who noted there are no legal roadblocks stopping Coinbase from listing security tokens. Still, Samani pointed out the exchange is unlikely to engage in the trade of unregistered securities.
In addition to increased federal oversight, the acquisitions also provide Coinbase with licenses to operate as a broker dealer, an alternative trading system, and a legitimate investment adviser.
“Being approved to take ownership of these licensed entities is one more step toward our ultimate goal of allowing our customers to trade securities tokens on our platform,” a spokesman for Coinbase told Bloomberg on Monday. “There are many more steps and conversations needed with regulators before this journey’s complete.”
The buyouts come at a particularly interesting time for Coinbase.
Last week, the exchange revealed it is considering expanding its list of supported cryptocurrencies – which currently includes Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Classic, and Litecoin – with Cardano, Basic Attention Token, Stellar, Zcash, and 0x.
Paired with the now-denied SEC approval, many considered the announcement a harbinger of a new phase for Coinbase – one that would see the exchange add a number of less popular tokens to its platform.
With today’s news, it seems the expansion into security token trading was always the route Coinbase intended to take – once regulators work out which cryptocurrencies fall under securities laws, that is.