Sushi’s head chef Jared Grey and his counsel described the investigation as a “non-public, fact-finding inquiry” that doesn’t suggest the SEC has “any negative opinion of any person, entity or asset” related to the DAO.
Head chef of Japan-based decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), Sushi, Jared Grey and his counsel stated that as far as they know, no one associated with Sushi has violated U.S. federal security laws. Grey provided reassurance that he is cooperating with a subpoena from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
In an April 8 statement, Grey answered the most commonly asked questions from the community regarding the subpoena in a frequently asked question (FAQ) format.
He suggested it is unknown whether the SEC will issue further subpoenas to others linked with Sushi in the future.
“We do not know, one way or the other, whether the SEC has purported to serve a subpoena on any other person or entity that it believes represents the Sushi community,” Grey said.
Grey and his counsel assured the community that the investigation did not imply any wrongdoing, saying:
“The investigation does not mean that the SEC has concluded that Jared, Internet Three Software Company, or Sushi has violated any law. Also, the investigation does not mean that the SEC has a negative opinion of any person, entity, or asset.”
Grey acknowledged the Sushi DAO legal defense fund — a dedicated $3 million fund he proposed to the community on March 21 after the subpoena was served — stating he is trying to ensure adequate funds are in place to “handle legal needs for operational continuity and protect core contributors.”
He emphasized that any unused funds in the Sushi DAO legal defense fund shall be refunded, provided all legal costs have been covered.
Following the statement, Grey told his Twitter followers on April 9 that they could expect Sushi’s newly deployed concentrated liquidity model, v3, to be officially announced next week.
Grey told Cointelegraph that he “can’t comment further than what the FAQ provides.”
This comes after news on Feb. 1 that MakerDAO, the issuer of Dai DAI $1.00, launched a $5 million legal defense fund to serve as a self-insurance tool for its participants, with the developers pointed out that such costs could not be transferred through traditional insurance.