The SEC noted that the tool would support its efforts “to monitor risk, improve compliance, and inform Commission policy with regard to digital assets.”
Firms have until August 13 to submit their proposals. Only companies classified as “small businesses” – those with a value of $30 million or under – are being considered for the tender, it said.
SEC’s desired analysis tool gives it ability to track the movement of crypto transactions more closely, particularly those contracts in the multi-billion-dollar decentralized finance (Defi) industry.
The Commission, which recently awarded a contract to blockchain analytics firm Ciphertrace for its crypto-tracking capabilities, is obviously aiming at becoming a better player in a digital asset industry where it has always been on the backfoot.
According to a notice published in July, the Ciphertrace deal is limited to blockchain forensics and intelligence targeting Binance’s native coin BNB and all the tokens on the Binance network.
The SEC has had running battles with several crypto companies that include Telegram. Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have also proved to be a sore for the regulator.
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