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Crypto Community Wonders Fate of BNB as SEC Declares FTT Security Crypto Community Wonders Fate of BNB as SEC Declares FTT Security

  • The SEC classified FTT as security in a charge against Ellison and Wang.
  • The crypto community thinks the move is a dangerous precedent for other tokens.
  • Two years ago, the SEC filed an action against the token, calling it security.

The crypto community is divided over what may become of other cryptocurrencies after a US regulator labeled an exchange token security.

In a recent complaint against Alameda Research CEO Caroline Ellison and FTX co-founder Gary Wang, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) asserted that FTT was a security.

The SEC argued in its 38-page complaint to the US District Court in New York that the bankrupt FTX marketed FTT “as an investment contract and, thus, as a security.”

The crypto community is still determining the implication of the security label on other cryptocurrencies, especially the rival (BNB). Crypto analyst Miles Deutscher believes the move from the SEC “could set a dangerous precedent for other tokens.”

Deutscher added that if indeed FTT was a security, then many influencers, counterparties, and venture capitalists (VCs) have broken the law.

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