Recently the SEC declares that a cryptocurrency can "..over time, become something other than a security" if it meets certain requirements. The crypto community consider this as a positive news. However, are there any short-term or long-term concerns regarding this news?
As it stands today, the vast majority, if not all, token or coin issuances implicate the federal securities laws and involve the sale of securities. Accordingly all offerings should be treated as such. The guidance helps us understand how companies can plan in advanced to either have their token or coin remain subject to the securities laws, or go in a specific direction that will result in an eventual decentralized network, where purchases and sales do not involve the securities laws.