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What’s Going On With Uniswap And The S.E.C? Here’s What You Need To Know


The S.E.C. appears to be overreaching yet again.

In the latest bid of big government vs the people, The Securities and Exchange Commission has targeted the world’s largest decentralized crypto exchange: Uniswap.

The S.E.C. claims that it is investigating Uniswap’s developer Uniswap Labs over marketing concerns.

An investigation into Uniswap labs comes at the same time The S.E.C. is simultaneously locked in a brutal legal battle with Ripple. 

Many are decrying the move, and rightly so:

The Wall Street Journal reports:

The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the startup behind one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, as regulators probe further into parts of the digital-asset market that have resisted oversight, according to people familiar with the matter.

Regulators are examining Uniswap Labs, the main developer of the world’s largest decentralized exchange, called Uniswap, the people said. Enforcement attorneys are seeking information about how investors use Uniswap and how it is marketed, the people said.

Coin Telegraph explains:

A spokesperson for Uniswap Labs reportedly said the firm is “committed to complying with the laws and regulations governing our industry and to providing information to regulators that will assist them with any inquiry.”

Uniswap is a decentralized exchange that enables users to swap between Ethereum-based coins and tokens without a central entity. The exchange is ranked as the largest decentralized exchange, with a $1.5-billion trading volume over the past 24 hours at the time of writing, according to data from CoinMarketCap.

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