Clayton testified alongside Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, as lawmakers pressed them on steps they are taking to regulate bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
"My remarks may be viewed by some as over simplistic, but they reflect how I present these issues to mainstream investors", Clayton said in his opening remark.
"Hackers may understand the technology better than market participants", Clayton said at the meeting.
Lawmakers at the hearing pressed regulators to take a closer look at cryptocurrencies and ICOs and to do more to protect consumers and investors. The markets have recovered sharply in the past 24-hours from yesterday's fall below $300 billion market cap, and Bitcoin slipping down way past $7000 and going nearly close to $6000 levels. Currently, the SEC and CFTC struggle to oversee cryptocurrency exchanges, which handle billions in trades daily and oversee hundreds of thousands of accounts.
"The system held, the system worked as it was created to do", he said. "Every ICO I've seen is a security", Clayton said.
ICOs are also likely to come under greater scrutiny, the SEC has already deemed tokens as securities subject to federal securities laws.
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But Giancarlo struck a different tone by saying that Bitcoin and Blockchain are not so easily separated-a sign investors took as a positive.
Clayton just would prefer that companies conducting ICOs would follow the existing rules and not try to combine the benefits of a private placement with a general public solicitation and a promise to retail investors of a secondary market without registering it with the SEC.
"Personnel is my biggest challenge at the moment", he added.
"There is clearly no shortage of opinions on virtual currencies such as Bitcoin". "We owe it to this new generation, to respect their interest in this new technology with a thoughtful regulatory approach", he kept explaining.
At the time of writing, a number of Senators including Michael Crapo of Idaho, Richard Shelby of Alabama, Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Elizabeth Warren of MA, and Joseph Donnelly of IN, among others, had directed their questions and observations to the duo. As I have said many times, there are thousands and thousands of private placements that go on every year in the U.S., and we want them to go on..
Bitcoin recovered slightly and is now trading at around the $6,900 level but it is still down by 50 percent compared to the beginning of the year. Nvidia fell 0.3% and AMD 2.8% in early trading on the stock market today.
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