On April 15, a Berlin hardfork took place on the Ethereum mainnet at block #12 244 000. In anticipation of the event, the price of the asset renewed its all-time high above $2 460, and open interest in futures reached a record $8.1 billion.
Berlin has implemented four proposals for improving Ethereum, including a change in the gas price calculation algorithm (EIP-2565 and EIP-2929), as well as new types of transactions (EIP-2930 and EIP-2718).
Bitcoin is not considered a security under US law, but that does not mean that it should not be regulated, said former chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Jay Clayton.
“The digital asset space will ultimately be driven in part by regulation both domestically and internationally. I expect that regulation will come to this area, both direct and indirect, “he said, stressing that he expresses his opinion” as a citizen. “
Under Clayton, the SEC launched a fight against unregistered and fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs). The commission also refused to approve applications for the creation of a Bitcoin ETF.
Clayton noted that Bitcoin had been removed from securities law long before he took over as chairman.