Exodus CEO frustrated as SEC delays listing amid celebrations

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Alek Hidell14 hours agoExodus CEO frustrated as SEC delays listing amid celebrationsExodus hits regulatory roadblock despite previous approval as “numerous employees and their families” arrive in New York City to face disappointment.3490 Total views23 Total sharesListen to article 0:00NewsOwn this piece of crypto historyCollect this article as NFTJoin us on social networksExodus is facing a delay in its New York Stock Exchange American (NYSE) listing pending the completion of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) review of its registration statement, which went into effect on April 28.

The NYSE American previously approved the listing of Exodus’ shares of Class A common stock at a par value of $0.000001, expected to begin trading on May 9. However, due to the backpedal, Exodus’ transition from the OTCQX market to the NYSE American will be put on hold until the SEC completes its regulatory compliance process.Source: Exodus - Crypto Wallet

The delay in listing carries heavy implications for Exodus as the move to NYSE American would affect its visibility and potential financial market growth. This regulatory hurdle demonstrates a bottleneck crypto companies face when pursuing traditional finance (TradFi) regulated ventures.

Exodus CEO, JP Richardson, expressed his surprise and confusion at the delay, stating:“We remain hopeful that the SEC will follow through on its commitment to treat us as the law intends. Exodus has been fully transparent and responsive throughout this process and we expect a swift resolution in this matter. In the meantime, we will continue to provide the best possible service and value for our customers and shareholders.”

Richardson later explained that numerous employees and their families had gathered in New York City “to celebrate the moment.”

“Every step of the way we’ve played by the regulatory rules given, and then at the 11th hour, the rules of the game were changed. It’s beyond frustrating,” he said.Source: JP (Exodus)

Exodus explained that the decision to list again post-SEC review would be reconsidered depending on the outcome and that stockholders would not need to take any action at this time.

Entrepreneur and crypto personality Lark Davis commented on the situation, stating that the SEC are “probably about to sue.”Source: Lark Davis

Though potentially satirical in nature, Davis’ comment does highlight concerns within the crypto community — heightened by the recent U.S. House of Representatives vote to nullify the SEC’s anti-crypto banking guidance, SAB 121.

The bipartisan bill, dubbed H.J.Res.109, was put to the House by Republican Party Representative Mike Flood and passed on May 8, passing by 228 votes to 182. Flood described the SAB 121 as unfair on banks seeking crypto custody, due to custodial assets always being considered “off-balance sheet.”

These legislative endeavors reflect upon the tension growing between financial institutions and regulatory entities as the crypto market progressively attempts to enter TradFi.# Business# Technology# Investments# SEC# Markets# RegulationAdd reaction