Hester Peirce: SEC case against LBRY ‘unsettled me’

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce is once again dissenting from a crypto-related decision made by the agency she helps lead.

Peirce, who has historically spoken out about her support for a spot bitcoin ETF and other facets of the crypto space, did not agree with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to bring a case against LBRY, she said in a Friday statement. 

The SEC filed a lawsuit against the blockchain-based file-sharing network in March 2021 — accusing it of offering LBRY Credit tokens (LBC) without registering them as securities.

LBRY CEO Jeremy Kauffman previously expressed concern this decision could potentially endanger the entire US crypto industry, as it would…

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