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Solana Foundation Stands Against SEC's SOL Security Classification

Sun, 06/11/2023 - 13:00
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Alex Dovbnya
In its reply to recent allegations by US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Solana Foundation firmly rejects classification of its SOL token as security
Solana Foundation Stands Against SEC's SOL Security Classification
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Challenging recent accusations from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Solana Foundation has moved to refute the labeling of its native SOL token as a security.

This post comes in response to the SEC's much-talked-about lawsuits against Binance and Coinbase, the crypto market's two dominating exchanges. Amid this tumultuous regulatory environment, accusations of being unregulated securities have been levied against well-known digital currencies such as Cardano (ADA) and Solana (SOL) by the formidable regulator.

Input Output Global (IOG), Cardano blockchain's principal developer, issued a similar statement earlier this week. As reported by U.Today, they assert that the native ADA token does not fit into the SEC's rules for what can be called a security, according to U.S. laws.

This legal controversy, already sparking impassioned conversations about the categorization and regulatory scrutiny of digital currencies, might reverberate throughout the digital asset domain.

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The Solana Foundation, voicing its resistance to the SEC's portrayal, invites further dialogue with regulatory policymakers. The goal is to achieve clarity in a regulatory framework for the ever-expanding digital assets field. The importance of their builder community is something they emphasized, highlighting their ongoing commitment to developers endeavoring to push decentralized blockchain technology into the future.

As the legal tussle continues to send shock waves across the crypto market, Robinhood, a well-recognized trading platform, has announced the discontinuation of support for SOL and some other tokens. This decision is a direct reaction to the SEC's allegations.

The uncertainty arising from the SEC's novel classification and the likely ripple effects of the legal entanglement have stirred concerns about the future availability and liquidity of these digital assets.

All of these underline the evolving complexity of the regulatory landscape in the cryptocurrency 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