Ethereum has ambitions to become the world’s first distributed computer running applications that accomplish a varied set of tasks on its platform. But the cryptocurrency will have to contend with SEC regulations before it reaches that goal.
In his conversation with CNBC, Chairman Giancarlo alluded to the possibility of a novel set of regulations for cryptocurrencies. “There’s a growing appetite among several Congress men and Senators that I have spoken to..to approach this with new eyes and some new thinking,” he said.
While the top 10 cryptos all registered significant gains this past month, the star performers were Tron and EOS. The former coin, which is backed by China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma, was up by 190%. EOS was the top performer with an increase of 199% in its price.
Former CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler dialed up the conversation on cryptocurrencies this week at the MIT Business of Blockchain conference by wading into contentious topics related to cryptocurrency regulation. His talk spanned a broad range of topics but the most controversial aspect of his speech related to the status of Ethereum’s ether and Ripple’s XRP as securities.