Coinbase advocates for dismissal of SEC’s allegations of securities violation

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Coinbase, one of the largest crypto exchanges globally, bit back on Wednesday during a hearing to decide whether it committed securities violations. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed the suit in June 2023, just one day after it sued Binance, the largest crypto exchange by volume, over securities matters. In the SEC’s claims against Coinbase, it also alleged that the 13 cryptocurrencies available for trading on the exchange were securities. Although separate, the Binance suit also had 12 crypto assets mentioned as securities. The judge requested that the securities-focused agency explain what elements of crypto assets constitute investment contracts.

“Everything You Must Know About the Implementation of the SEC’s Latest Data Breach Disclosure Regulations”

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As the SEC’s new data breach disclosure rules take effect, here’s what you need to know The controversial regulation represents a major shake-up for U.S. organizationsStarting from today, December 18, publicly-owned companies operating in the U.S. must comply with a new set of rules requiring them to disclose “material” cyber incidents within 96 hours. In an 8-K filing, breached organizations must describe the incident’s nature, scope, timing, and material impact, including financial and operational. In addition to the SEC’s new data breach disclosure rules, the regulator has also added a new line item called Item 106 to the Regulation S-K that will be included on a company’s annual Form 10-K filing. In a recent interview with TechCrunch, Sullivan said he welcomed the SEC’s data breach reporting rules, saying: “We can nitpick the details as much as we want, but this is the right way to do it,” he said. Until now, many organizations have taken months to report a breach and only did so after they had completed their investigation.