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Cardano Chief Fearmongers About "1984" Scenario as SEC Slaps Binance with Lawsuit

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 19:43
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Alex Dovbnya
The dread-infused rant paints a grim narrative of a "1984"-esque future dominated by government and a handful of powerful banks
Cardano Chief Fearmongers About "1984" Scenario as SEC Slaps Binance with Lawsuit
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The recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit against Binance has promoted Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson to share some ominous predictions. In a lengthy Twitter rant, he painted a disturbing image of a "1984"-like future, replete with government control and a select few omnipotent banks.

As reported by U.Today, the SEC's lawsuit alleges violations of federal securities laws by Binance and its CEO Changpeng Zhao. The world's largest exchange, according to the SEC, offered unregistered securities trading platforms and committed fraud, intentionally circumventing regulatory oversight, thus putting investor assets at risk.

Most unsettling for Hoskinson and Cardano enthusiasts is the SEC's contention that Cardano's ADA, along with a host of other popular cryptocurrencies, is an unregistered security.

In response to the lawsuit, Hoskinson published his impassioned Twitter monologue, casting the lawsuit as a piece in a grander scheme to implement "chokepoint 2.0" in the U.S.

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The end goal, as he describes it, is an all-encompassing governmental control over financial life, a strategic assault on cryptocurrencies, and the usurpation of self-sovereign identity and economic agency from the public.

Hoskinson's overreaction was likely stoked by the specific mention of the ADA token in the SEC's legal action against Binance.

Despite his foreboding projections, Hoskinson concluded his tirade on an optimistic note, assuring his followers, "we are going to be fine... the future is bright for the industry."

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at