The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a response to Coinbase’s complaint requesting that the agency establish regulatory clarity for the industry. From a report: In an April mandamus petition, Coinbase demanded federal courts to instruct the SEC to act and issue clear guidelines for crypto exchanges and companies. In its response, released Monday evening in New York, the SEC alleged Coinbase has no right to mandamus, which orders a government agency to fulfill certain duties.

“Perhaps recognizing this, Coinbase instead asserts that this Court should compel the Commission to act on Coinbase’s recently filed rulemaking petition,” the SEC wrote in its response. “But no statute or regulation requires the Commission to take such action on a specific timeline.” The SEC, in its response, suggests that “mere months have passed since Coinbase’s petition was filed and even less time has elapsed since Coinbase supplemented the record.” The agency continued that

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