In response to a report by South China Morning Submit (SCMP), Hong Kong-based blockchain large, Animoca Manufacturers, has introduced its plans to shift its focus to markets exterior the U.S. This strategic transfer comes within the wake of the U.S. Securities and Change Fee’s (SEC) choice to label the agency’s Sand cryptocurrency token as an unregistered safety, amid latest lawsuits towards main crypto exchanges Binance and Coinbase World.
Sand is the native crypto token utilized by Animoca’s metaverse platform, The Sandbox. It was amongst greater than a dozen tokens explicitly labeled as securities by the SEC, a listing that additionally consists of Solana, Polygon, and Mana – the token used within the Decentraland digital world. This choice by the SEC has elevated the authorized dangers for any firm concerned in promoting these tokens.
Regardless of the regulatory challenges within the U.S., Animoca Manufacturers stays optimistic about its international operations. The corporate’s co-founder and chairman, Yat Siu, commented in an e mail, “Animoca Manufacturers shouldn’t be targeted on a single territory however operates globally. The SEC focuses on the U.S., so that ought to not have an effect on Animoca Manufacturers in broader markets the place Sand is broadly obtainable and accepted, together with in additional progressive jurisdictions like Hong Kong and Japan.”
Siu additionally disclosed that Animoca has already initiated measures to emphasise extra on different markets in response to the latest “blockchain-hostile” method noticed within the U.S. This strategic shift represents Animoca’s adaptive response to the evolving regulatory panorama and is reflective of a broader business pattern in direction of in search of extra cryptocurrency-friendly jurisdictions.