9 Cryptos Named as Securities by SEC amid Coinbase Insider Trading Charges

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday listed nine cryptocurrencies that it considers as securities. The regulator named the nine crypto assets in its first insider-trading case, where it said the nine digital tokens are “securities”.

On Thursday, the SEC, through coordination with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), arrested and charged former Coinbase product manager Ishan Wahi, his brother Nikhil Wahi, and a friend Sameer Ramani on allegations of insider trading and wire fraud.
SEC filed a complaint alleging that the former Coinbase employee engaged in insider trading by giving his brother and friend tips on …

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