It has been just reported the fact that there are some pretty strong messages coming to the US lawmakers, and these are targeted by Uniswap and Grayscale. Check out the latest reports about this below.

Messages reach US lawmakers

It appears that federal courts are sending a clear message to lawmakers in Washington that it’s time to take action on updating cryptocurrency regulation.

In the past week, courts have criticized the Securities and Exchange Commission’s reasoning in cases involving Uniswap and Grayscale, with one judge suggesting that Congress should take charge.

These influential rulings have come at a time when lawmakers, led mostly by Republicans, have been working to draft comprehensive regulations for the industry.

However, SEC Chair Gary Gensler has argued that new legislation is unnecessary, as securities law has already been tried and tested. Some experts believe that the recent court rulings, particularly those from Democratic-appointed judges, hold significant weight.

Grayscale sees massive win

On Tuesday morning, three judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the SEC must review Grayscale’s application for a bitcoin ETF spot again.

The asset management firm sued the agency last year after its plan to convert the flagship GBTC fund was rejected.

Judge Neomi Rao wrote the opinion, with judges Sri Srinivasan and Harry Edwards making the ruling.

Edwards is known for his progressive stance, while Rao was appointed by former President Donald Trump, making her a conservative.

Srinivasan, on the other hand, was appointed by President Barack Obama and is deemed a moderate Democrat by Justin Slaughter, a policy director at Paradigm.

With both Srinivasan and Edwards siding with Grayscale, that could send a signal that the SEC could “lose to a lot of Democratic judges,” Slaughter said.

The D.C. Circuit Court is recognized as the second most significant court in the United States since it handles cases regarding rulemakings.

It’s also considered the SEC’s home court due to its Democratic majority, according to an expert named John Aughenbaugh, who is an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Aughenbaugh noted that it’s widely assumed that federal judges appointed by Democrats are more likely to rule in favor of a Democratic administration, and vice versa for a Republican administration.

However, he also emphasized that this assumption doesn’t always hold true. In some areas of law, such as the regulation of cryptocurrency, an “odd alliance” can be formed among federal judges, according to Aughenbaugh.

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