Crypto intermediaries should register with U.S. SEC, agency chair says

By Michelle Price WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Companies that help facilitate transactions in the cryptocurrency market should register with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) just like other market intermediaries, the agency’s chair said on Thursday. Gary Gensler said intermediaries in the crypto market provide a range of functions regulated by the SEC, including operating as an exchange, broker dealer, clearing agent and custodian, and should be registered accordingly. “If you fall into any of these buckets, come in, talk to us, and register,” Gensler told an audience of attorneys i…