Coinbase vs SEC court dates confirmed for initial case arguments
Coinbase vs SEC court dates confirmed for initial case arguments

The latest development in the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawsuit against cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase comes as a date is confirmed for the two parties to voice their initial arguments. 

On July 24, Coinbase’s chief legal officer, Paul Grewal, tweeted the news that New York Judge Katherine Polk Failla approving the joint request from the SEC and Coinbase to proceed with hearings.

The initial document submitted by the two parties highlighted that an agreement was concluded for Coinbase’s motion and opening brief to be due on Aug. 4, 2023, along with time frames for various subsequent supporting documents and responses and the respective length of the documents. 

However, no agreement was reached on a deadline for the SEC’s opposition brief, to which Coinbase proposed 30 days after its opening motion and brief and the SEC proposed 60.

Judge Failla responded by an approval granted “in part,” which included Coinbase’s deadline of Aug. 4 for the initial brief and Aug. 11 for supporting documents. 

She also settled the disagreement over a date for the SEC’s opposition brief, which is to be due on or before Oct. 10, 2023, with Coinbase’s reply by Oct. 24 or sooner. 

Related: Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse: ‘The SEC created this mess’

In response to the lawsuit, Coinbase announced on July 14 that it will be pausing the ability of customers in California, New Jersey, South Carolina and Wisconsin to staking additional assets until “further notice.”

The SEC’s case against Coinbase is only one of the crypto-related lawsuits it is involved in, with its Ripple Labs lawsuit being a hot topic in the industry.

According to a July 17 report, Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, reportedly plans to meet with lawmakers in the U.S. to discuss legislation of digital assets and other similar topics.

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