Ripple Seeks Dismissal of SEC Lawsuit Alleging XRP Security Status

Ripple – the blockchain technology company behind XRP – is seeking dismissal of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s 2020 lawsuit against the firm. It claims that XRP does not constitute an “investment contract”, and thus cannot be called unregistered security.  Can Ripple End the Lawsuit? As reported by BNN Bloomberg, Ripple’s weekend filing claims XRP investors do not have rights, and that Ripple is not required to act in their interests. It cited a lack of documents imposing such…

Ripple and Strike Founders Share Opposing Views on Proof of Work

Both Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen and Strike CEO Jack Mallers spoke extensively about proof of work (POW) at Bloomberg’s Crypto Summit on Tuesday. While the former believes the consensus mechanism is an existential threat to the planet, the latter sees no way that Bitcoin could function without it. Larsen: POW Has Poor Incentives During his interview, Larsen described Bitcoin mining as a “problem” responsible for contributing to the worldwide climate crisis. Rather than castigating miners themselves, he blames Bitcoin’s programming…

Understanding How Ripple’s Interledger Protocol Works

Payment networks are now fragmented and disjointed. Transferring money within a nation or between accounts on the same system or ledger is quite simple. The same goes for transferring money between accounts on a different network or ledger. In most cases, however, transmitting data from one ledger to another is unfeasible. Even in places where connections are available, they are often manual, sluggish, or costly. Ripple’s Interledger Protocol allows the routing of payments across multiple digital asset ledgers. Meanwhile, it protects both…

Ripple CEO Blames Bitcoin Maximalists for Stifling Crypto Industry

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse recently called out “tribalism” within certain crypto communities for fracturing industry representation. Narrowing in on Bitcoiners, he claimed that polarization from the community “isn’t healthy” and that “all boats can rise” within the space. Ripple’s Regulatory Troubles Garlinghouse made his comments during a CNBC-hosted chat at Paris Blockchain Week Summit last week. He clarified his belief that the entire industry can thrive and that he owns multiple cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum. Ripple is the company behind…

Court Rejects Motions to Drop SEC Lawsuits Amid Ripple Positives

A New York court has declined to drop the Security and Exchange Commission's lawsuit against payments processing company, Ripple. Interestingly, the court also dismissed SEC’s motion against Ripple. Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse has declared the latest development a “huge win”. Judge Denies Execs' Dismissal Motions A New York court turned down the motions of two senior executives at Ripple to dismiss the pending lawsuit against them. The verdict, delivered by Magistrate Analisa Torres, nullified the executives' motions to drop the…

Ripple Gains Momentum Amidst SEC Positives

Ripple’s price has taken huge strides in the past week. Meanwhile, it bested Solana and Cardano in a fit to reclaim its spot among the top-five biggest cryptocurrencies. A notable increase in daily active addresses and positives from its ongoing case with SEC could be contributing to its pump. On Tuesday, February the 8th, 2022, XRP’s price did a significant jump of 20% within 24 hours. This move took the crypto's trading price to $0.91 at 6:29 UTC – a…

The SEC vs. Ripple Lawsuit Heats Up After Fair Notice Confusion

Ripple is in the spotlight again for its lengthy, ongoing cryptocurrency lawsuit with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This time, the court has ruled against a defendant claiming that the term "dealer" had no fair notice. Therefore, it would have less binding authority than the “investment contract” term. Nevertheless, attorney Hogan quickly explained that it is the Commission's fault and the burden is on them. Meanwhile, SEC has filed a letter of supplemental authority. This document should support its…

Ripple Making Good Progress In Case With SEC, According To CEO

Following months of ongoing battles and legal pressure, Ripple is finally making some progress in its lawsuit with the SEC. CEO Brad Garlinghouse said he expects the case to finally end next year. Lawsuit Update From Brad Garlinghouse Brad Garlinghouse – CEO of Ripple – elaborated on the lawsuit’s latest development in an interview with CNBC on Monday. The lawsuit began in December of 2020, with the SEC accusing Ripple of selling $1.3 billion worth of XRP in an unregistered…

Ripple CEO Calls DOGE Inflationary – While Ripple’s Inflation May Have Reached 20%

Ripple CEO took a shot at a competing crypto - the famous meme coin DOGE. He said he wouldn't hold it due to its inflationary nature. However, one research firm showed that Ripple's inflation rate reached 20% last year. Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of Ripple Labs, took a shot at Dogecoin due to its alleged inflationary nature. "I am not convinced, somewhat controversially, I guess, that dogecoin is good for the crypto market," he said. DOGE is the giant meme…

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