J.W. Verret is an associate professor at the George Mason Law School. He is a practicing crypto forensic accountant and also practices securities law at Lawrence Law LLC. He is a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Advisory Council and a former member of the SEC Investor Advisory Committee. He also leads the Crypto Freedom Lab, a think tank fighting for policy change to preserve freedom and privacy for crypto developers and users.
Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank set off a cascade among banks that haven’t been handling their finances responsibly. Let them face the consequences.
Let First Republic and Credit Suisse burn
Some observers have suggested the SEC’s action against Kraken will push users toward DeFi protocols. The reality is that the SEC is coming for those as well.
Expect the SEC to use its Kraken playbook against staking protocols
ConsenSys, the developer behind MetaMask, isn’t the only one snooping on our transactions, but they’ve taken the most heat for it.
Are we still mad at MetaMask and ConsenSys for snooping on us?
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We may not see much from Congress, but there is a chance the SEC will continue making crypto policy via litigation.
4 legislative predictions for crypto in 2023
Tornado Cash contributes to our national security interests more than it undermines them.
Treasury officials would have done more for national security by leaving Tornado Cash alone
I asked the SEC to take public comments on issues related to cryptocurrency custodians and intermediary conflicts. The SEC declined to take my advice, and FTX f...
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