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Former Senator Pat Toomey has urged Republicans to stop the renomination of SEC Commissioner Caroline Crenshaw, a staunch opponent of crypto-friendly policies.  Let’s understand whether this will be a positive or negative move.  Toomey’s Call for Action In a recent X post, Toomey is all out to stop the Senate Banking Committee and the GOP …

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Former Senator Pat Toomey has urged Republicans to stop the renomination of SEC Commissioner Caroline Crenshaw, a staunch opponent of crypto-friendly policies. 

Let’s understand whether this will be a positive or negative move. 

Toomey’s Call for Action

In a recent X post, Toomey is all out to stop the Senate Banking Committee and the GOP to prevent Crenshaw from being reappointed. 

“Looks like the Senate Banking Committee will be considering the nominations of Christy Goldsmith Romero to the FDIC and Caroline Crenshaw to the SEC. Committee Republicans should pull out all the stops to block them. More to come.”

Toomey’s comments show that there is a possibility that both Crenshaw’s and Romero’s nominations could negatively impact the crypto sector, as in Gary Gensler’s tenure. 

Crenshaw’s Anti-Crypto Stance

Caroline Crenshaw, who may reappointed for a second term, is known for her critical stance on cryptocurrencies. She played a significant role in opposing the approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs earlier this year, earning her a reputation as a major roadblock for the crypto industry. Critics argue that Crenshaw’s positions are even more stringent than those of SEC Chair Gary Gensler, who has also been criticized for his regulatory approach to cryptocurrencies.

Stand With Crypto’s Advocacy Efforts

In response to the growing influence of anti-crypto voices, the advocacy group Stand With Crypto has been actively promoting pro-crypto policies. On July 10, the group organized a series of meetings on Capitol Hill, where crypto founders met with lawmakers to push for favorable legislation. Stand With Crypto emphasized the importance of these efforts as they influence policy decisions in an election year.

Market Reactions to Recent Developments

Following the SEC’s decision on May 23 to approve Form 19b-4 for eight Ethereum ETF issuers, Ethereum’s price dropped briefly from $3,686 to $3,806, recovering by about 5%. Meanwhile, Bitcoin’s price dropped from $67,362 to $67,706 after the announcement. Historically, Bitcoin’s price dropped 15% after the January 2024 spot Bitcoin ETF approval but eventually surged by 30% over the following month.

Future Outlook

Toomey’s push against Crenshaw reflects a broader debate over crypto regulation. While the recent ETF approvals have created some market excitement, past trends show that initial reactions may not always predict long-term outcomes. Stand With Crypto’s current efforts and Toomey’s advocacy are part of a larger movement to shape the future of cryptocurrency regulations. 

Do you think Crenshaw will bring a fresh approach to the crypto sector compared to current officials?