Recently, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, a regulator in the United States, issued a directive to public firms instructing them to determine whether or not they are required to report to their investors the impact of crypto volatility.
SEC Chairman Gary Gensler leveled the accusation that the agency had failed to prevent cryptocurrency businesses from improperly misusing customer cash. Additionally, Gary Gensler noted that the SEC would boost enforcement in the event that corporations fail to observe the standards that are now in place.
Companies will be required to detail in their public filings not just their crypto asset holdings but also the risk of FTX bankruptcy and other market events in accordance with the newly issued standards. According to the documents filed with the bankruptcy court, the firm owes more than one million dollars to its many creditors.
Following a selective review of filings made under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which oversees companies to disclose “such further material information, if any, as may be necessary to make the required statements, in light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading,” the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance released a sample letter. The letter was released after the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance conducted a selective review of filings.
The SEC outlined the information that companies would be required to communicate with their investors. This information includes determining whether or not the companies have any financially substantial exposures to counterparties that have filed for bankruptcy or become insolvent.
Companies were instructed to follow these rules when they prepared papers “that may not ordinarily be subject to scrutiny by the Division before their use,” according to the memo.
Compiled by Coinbold