The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, has warned the public about crypto investments that seem “too good to be true.” Meanwhile, the U.S. Treasury Department says that the recent crypto market turmoil underscores the urgent need for regulatory frameworks that mitigate the risks posed by digital assets.
SEC Chair Gensler’s Crypto Warning
SEC Chairman Gary Gensler cautioned investors last week about crypto lending platforms offering products that seem too good to be true, Reuters reported.
The securities regulator’s warning followed crypto lender Celsius Network’s withdrawal freeze early last week.
“We’ve seen again that lending platforms are operating a little like banks. They’re saying to investors ‘Give us your crypto. We’ll give you a big return 7% or 4.5% return,’”