Bakkt is the newest U.S.-based crypto platform to delist Cardano, Polygon, and Solana due to the current regulatory uncertainty surrounding these belongings, Fortune reported on June 16.
Bakkt’s common counsel and secretary Marc D’Annunzio reportedly mentioned:
“[Bakkt is taking this measure] till there may be additional readability on easy methods to compliantly provide a extra in depth checklist of cash.”
The U.S. Securities and Change Fee (SEC) had labeled the delisted belongings as safety in its lawsuit in opposition to Binance and Coinbase. The monetary regulator alleged that the crypto exchanges violated federal securities legislation and facilitated the trades of unregistered securities tokens.
In the meantime, the groups behind these digital belongings have vehemently rejected this SEC classification.
Bakkt beforehand delisted digital belongings
Bakt delisted 25 digital belongings in a single swoop in Could, together with Filecoin, Avalanche, Uniswap, Chainlink, Cosmos, Stellar, and Web Laptop. On the time, an organization consultant attributed the agency’s determination to the regulatory adjustments occurring within the crypto house.
Earlier than that, Bakkt had delisted Algorand and Decentraland in April following an SEC lawsuit in opposition to Bittrex.
In the meantime, Bakkt helps eight cryptocurrencies, together with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Litecoin, USDC, and Shiba Inu.
Regulatory uncertainty pushing exchanges to behave
SEC’s current regulatory onslaught has compelled a number of U.S.-based crypto corporations to reassess their crypto itemizing.
Over the last seven days, a minimum of two crypto buying and selling corporations have introduced their determination to finish assist for some digital belongings the SEC had labeled as securities. On June 9, Robinhood mentioned its platform would finish assist for ADA, SOL, and MATIC by June 27.
Three days later, one other buying and selling platform eToro ended its U.S. prospects’ entry to 4 cryptocurrencies, together with DASH, MANA, ALGO, and MATIC.