Cryptos Like BTC Aren't Securities, SEC Chairman Says

Jay Clayton from Securities and Exchange Commission said that Bitcoin can replace dollar, euro or yen, so it's not a security
07 June 2018   1007

The head of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton, in an interview with CNBC said that bitcoin is not a security and countered it with traditional money.

He said that Bitcoin can replace the dollar, yen or euro, "so we can not classify it as a security class."

According to Clayton, tokens can be referred to securities, as they fulfill the role of digital assets and the US financial controller controls this area.

If I give you money, and you go and make a venture. And in return for me giving you my money you say: "I'll give you the return." Or you can get the return by selling your token to somebody on the secondary market - that is a security.

Jay Clayton

Chairman, SEC

Earlier, Jay Clayton said that the SEC intends toughen the fight against fraudulent ICO.

Most Crypto to Fail, Digital Currency Group CEO Says

Barry SIlbert believes Bitcoin is a king and when the mood among major investors changes, BTC is waiting for serious and aggressive growth
14 February 2019   240

Barry Silbert, head of Digital Currency Group, continues to believe in Bitcoin’s great future, but questions the long-term prospects of most existing cryptocurrencies and digital tokens, saying in an interview with CNBC that they will all be worthless in the future.

I'm not a believer in the vast majority of digital tokens and believe most will go to zero. Almost every ICO was just an attempt to raise money but there was no use for the underlying token. The vast majority of what's out there will be eliminated.

Barry Silbert

Head, Digital Currency Group

At the same time, Barry Silbert is convinced that Bitcoin, despite the current “terrible schedule”, enjoys great interest from institutional investors and “won the fight for the title of digital gold”.

According to him, the new generation of investors no longer sees gold as a “safe haven”, and the money that is now in gold will be converted into cryptocurrency.

I'm convinced that whatever money is in gold is not going to stay in gold. That gets handed down to millennials. I'm highly confident a lot of that will go into bitcoin.

Barry Silbert

Head, Digital Currency Group

Barry Silbert believes that the buy and hold strategy is fully justified, although it is still difficult to say exactly when large institutional money will go into Bitcoin. Nevertheless, he noted, at the beginning of 2019, all the necessary infrastructure was already in place, listed the upcoming launch of the Fidelity custodial solution and investment opportunities such as the Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt.

When the mood among major investors changes, Bitcoin is waiting for serious and aggressive growth, Silbert added.