TRON Seeks Dismissal of SEC Lawsuit Citing Overseas Transactions and Regulatory Ambiguity

TRON Seeks Dismissal of SEC Lawsuit Citing Overseas Transactions and Regulatory Ambiguity
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TRON, its founder Justin Sun, and associated entity Rainberry have formally requested the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Tron Foundation Limited, BitTorrent Foundation Ltd., Justin Sun, and Rainberry, Inc., collectively referred to as the defendants in the document, argue that the SEC’s allegations fail to prove that they offered or sold digital assets to the US residents. They claimed that all transactions were conducted overseas.

Justin Sun and Tron Highlights Lack of Guidance on the Digital Asset’s Regulation

The document further emphasized that the Tron Foundation and BitTorrent Foundation are “Singaporean entities that conducted their business entirely abroad, did not keep offices in the US, and did not employ American personnel.” In that sense, TRON highlights that the SEC’s jurisdiction is not worldwide.

Moreover, the Tron Foundation’s dismissal request is anchored in seven factual backgrounds. Among these, it notably emphasizes the ambiguity surrounding regulating digital assets. According to TRON and its co-defendants, there needs to be more clarity for digital asset entities to comply with regulations.

In its lawsuit, the SEC accused Justin Sun of trading TRX with the Tron Foundation, BitTorrent Foundation, and Rainberry.

Additionally, the SEC mentioned that Justin Sun created a TRX promotional campaign using several public figures. Names like Lindsay Lohan, Jake Paul, and Austin Mahone are included in the list of those public figures.

The number is the highest record of such actions in a single year by the SEC, marking a significant uptick in regulatory scrutiny.