The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked to seal the infamous Hinman speech documents. Arguing that they are irrelevant to the court’s summary judgment order.
The motion to seal summary judgment was filed by the SEC on December 22. Requests the sealing of various information and documents, among which the documents of the Hinman speech stand out.
The Hinman Speech documents refer to a speech given by former SEC Corporate Finance Division Chief William Hinman at Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit in June 2018. In it, he reportedly said that Ether, the token native to the Ethereum blockchain, isn’t that a security.