The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been on a mission to regulate the cryptocurrency industry and has been scrutinizing Binance US, a cryptocurrency exchange platform. In a recent development, the SEC filed a motion to compel Binance US to produce documents related to its software but failed in its attempt.
The SEC has been investigating Binance US since last year and has been requesting various documents including those related to its software. However, Binance US has been pushing back on some of these requests, citing confidentiality and other concerns.
SEC Motion to Compel
The SEC filed a motion to compel Binance US to produce documents related to its software, citing that the documents were crucial to its investigation. However, a judge has denied the motion, stating that the SEC has not been able to demonstrate that the documents are relevant to its investigation.
Binance US Response
Binance US has released a statement in response to the SEC’s failed attempt to compel the company to produce documents related to its software. The statement reads, “We are pleased with the court’s decision to deny the SEC’s motion to compel. We have always been committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations and are confident in our technology and operations.”
The SEC’s failed attempt to compel Binance US to produce documents related to its software is a setback for the agency’s efforts to regulate the cryptocurrency industry. However, it remains to be seen whether the SEC will continue to pursue Binance US and other cryptocurrency exchanges in its mission to regulate the industry.