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Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$20K

About Intense Debate

Intense Debate aims to features meant to inspire discussion and easily follow the conversation.

Headquarters Location

Boulder, Colorado, 80302,

United States

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Research containing Intense Debate

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Intense Debate in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Nov 12, 2021.

Intense Debate Patents

Intense Debate has filed 1 patent.

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11/21/2003

12/22/2009

Fiber optics, Optical devices, Optical fiber, Photonics, Optical communications

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Application Date

11/21/2003

Grant Date

12/22/2009

Title

Related Topics

Fiber optics, Optical devices, Optical fiber, Photonics, Optical communications

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Grant

Latest Intense Debate News

Ripple News: Stuart Alderoty’s Video Sparks Intense Debate on Crypto Securities

Aug 1, 2023

Author: Qadir AK Aug 1, 2023 11:23 Qadir AK Author Qadir Ak is the founder of Coinpedia. He has over a decade of experience writing about technology and has been covering the blockchain and cryptocurrency space since 2010. He has also interviewed a few prominent experts within the cryptocurrency space. With an aim to educate people, Stuart Alderoty, the lead counsel representing Ripple Labs, has recently released a video on social media attempting to clarify the intricacies of securities, investment contracts, and digital assets. The video, while informative, has sparked criticism due to its seemingly contradictory stance. And guess what? It’s getting intense! Will this interpretation create another mess in the crypto space? Let’s understand the whole analogy. In his Platform X video , Alderoty argued that digital assets are not securities in the same way that orange plantations, barrels of whiskey, and payphones are not. He argued, however, that the same assets might be considered securities if they were packaged into investment contracts with guarantees of profit. Concerns were raised because the distinction between security and non-security looked to be out focussed in this scenario. Everyone is fearing that this will make it more complex. Is he trying to build some riddle on this? In addition, according to Alderoty, investment contracts are agreements in which one party sells assets to another in exchange for monetary rewards and the other’s promise to boost the value of the investment. This clarification may have been intended for backing up Ripple’s case in its ongoing litigation with the SEC, in which the company is arguing that XRP, its native cryptocurrency, is not a security. Not only that, the Ripple lawyer further criticized certain individuals, symbolized in the video by a picture of Gary Gensler, the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The analyst accused them of spreading confusion regarding the classification of digital tokens, arguing that the SEC is overstepping its jurisdiction in regulating crypto. “Not all roads lead to the SEC!” Alderoty’s Outlook However, the analyst is contradicting his own statements about how investment contracts, even involving seemingly ordinary assets, could fall under securities laws. Having said that, some observers questioned whether Alderoty was attempting to have it both ways: defending Ripple’s position while questioning the SEC’s authority, even when it comes to securities regulation. Alderoty ended on a remark that has received mixed reviews: “Consumer protection is essential, but it is not always equivalent to the SEC’s jurisdiction.”As per critics consumer protection is precisely why regulatory oversight is required, while supporters saw it as a valid point that does not negate the need for clear guidelines on the classification and regulation of digital assets. Tags

Intense Debate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is Intense Debate's headquarters?

    Intense Debate's headquarters is located at Boulder.

  • What is Intense Debate's latest funding round?

    Intense Debate's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Intense Debate raise?

    Intense Debate raised a total of $20K.

  • Who are the investors of Intense Debate?

    Investors of Intense Debate include Automattic and Techstars.

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