• Charles Hoskinson of Cardano is critical of Ethereum staking and believes it could be a regulated financial product.
• Shibetoshi Nakamoto, the Doge founder, expressed his opinion on the situation, wondering why the government would not want to gain more tax money.
• Many in the crypto ecosystem are preparing for potential SEC regulation or restriction of staking services.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is said to be considering a ban on crypto-staking services.
Charles Hoskinson’s Response
In response, Charles Hoskinson of Cardano voiced his opinion on the subject, training his eyes on Ethereum, whose staking model he said is problematic. According to Hoskinson, the fact that ethereum coins are locked in staking smart contracts that are completely inaccessible gives the impression that they are controlled goods. He asserts that staking ethereum also presents many challenges and believes cutting and bonding could be more effective instead of this system.
Shibetoshi Nakamoto’s Opinion
Shibetoshi Nakamoto, another renowned crypto personnel who remarked on Armstrong’s thread, seemed unsupportive of the ban and wondered why the government would let slip such a taxation opportunity bringing more weight and questions into the SEC’s alleged move.
According to the head of Cardano, his team tackled the issue of staking on the protocol to a model mostly governed by the community rather than a select group of users.
Implications for Crypto Ecosystems
Even though information about potential regulations remain rumors at this time, many involved in cryptocurrency business have started to prepare for possible bans from regulators like SEC which might classify all types of staking products under one umbrella due to misunderstanding about their real facts and design