What Is the Role of SEC in Crypto?

The SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) is a government agency in the United States that is responsible for regulating securities markets and protecting investors. In crypto, the SEC plays a significant role in determining whether certain digital assets should be classified as securities, subject to federal securities laws and regulations. An example is the SEC's decision in 2019 to classify Ether (ETH) as a commodity rather than a security. This means that ETH is not subject to the same level of…