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Voyager’s Bankruptcy Token Needs Regulation, SEC Lawyer Says

  • Company seeks to mint crypto to repay creditors in bankruptcy
  • Voyager’s payout plan could be threatened by any SEC action
Voyager Seeks Bankruptcy As Crypto Mogul's Lifeline Fails
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New cryptocoins that Voyager Digital Ltd. plans to issue to pay creditors in bankruptcy are actually securities that should be regulated, a lawyer with the US Securities and Exchange Commission said in court Friday.

The comments by William Uptegrove, reflecting the views of the SEC staff, may complicate the bankrupt crypto firm’s proposal to repay creditors by issuing the digital tokens, part of a plan that also includes selling itself Binance.US, the US arm of the world’s biggest crypto exchange.