Crypto Market News: Ahead of the June 13, 2023 deadline to make public the Bill Hinman speech documents, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) appears to be cautious around the former director’s role in the agency. As the United States continues to increasingly become hostile to the crypto market with the current regulatory environment, the Ripple Vs SEC lawsuit comes across as a ray of hope for not just XRP investors but the entire community. Earlier, CoinGape reported that both sides of the lawsuit, the U.S. SEC and Ripple jointly requested a one week extension on the date to file the Hinman speech documents. Hence, the new deadline for submission comes to be June 13.
There has been much talk about the documents and email conversations by former US SEC Director of Corporation Finance, Bill Hinman. The Hinman speech is touted as controversial as he spoke about the Ethereum transformed from being a security to not a security. The 2018 Hinman speech included his explanation on the decentralized nature of Bitcoin and sufficiently decentralized nature of Ethereum makes both assets not securities.
US SEC Website Changes To Bill Hinman Page
In a fresh development, Bill Hinman’s webpage on the US SEC website went through massive changes. The 200 word description of Hinman’s roles prior to the SEC position had been entirely removed from the Biography page. A previous version of the same page, as seen on Internet Archive from February 2023, shows that the former SEC director’s biography description is clearly mentioned in three paragraphs. Interestingly, the official’s biography originally mentioned that the department headed by Hinman ensures that material information is provided to investors.
“The Division seeks to ensure that investors are provided with material information in order to make informed investment decisions.”
Meanwhile, John Deaton, the lawyer representing the XRP holders in the lawsuit, felt that Judge Analisa Torres would not deliver the Summary Judgement until after the speech documents are revealed to public.
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