La branche crypto de Robinhood reçoit un avertissement de la SEC concernant des allégations de violations de valeurs mobilières

### Robinhood’s Crypto Division Faces Potential Trouble with SEC


Robinhood’s cryptocurrency division may be in hot water with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In an 8-K filing submitted over the weekend, Robinhood disclosed that it had received a Wells notice from the SEC’s staff, recommending that the agency take action against the trading platform for alleged securities violations.

### What is a Wells Notice?

A Wells notice is a letter from the SEC that alerts a company to a possible enforcement action. The SEC’s response could involve an injunction, a cease-and-desist order, disgorgement, limits on activities, and / or civil penalties.

### Robinhood’s Response to the Wells Notice

Robinhood stated that it had received the Wells notice after cooperating with the SEC’s requests for investigative subpoenas regarding its crypto listings, custody of cryptocurrencies, and platform operations. Robinhood’s chief legal, compliance, and corporate affairs officer, Dan Gallagher, expressed confidence that the assets listed on their platform are not securities and looks forward to clarifying the situation with the SEC.

### Delisting Tokens and Legal Battles

In response to the SEC’s lawsuits against other trading platforms, Robinhood has already made the decision to delist certain tokens, including Solana, Polygon, and Cardano. The SEC has previously argued that some cryptocurrencies should be considered securities, necessitating exchanges to register with the SEC, granting the agency regulatory control.

### Potential Legal Battle and Share Price Impact

If Robinhood chooses to challenge the SEC’s potential enforcement action, it could lead to a lengthy legal battle. The company’s shares have already experienced a decline in response to the news, signaling potential challenges ahead.

(Source: SEC Filing)

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