XRP Price Goes Parabolic Following Big Win of Ripple against SEC

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by Godfrey Benjamin · 3 min read
XRP Price Goes Parabolic Following Big Win of Ripple against SEC
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This great win of Ripple in its battle against the SEC can be viewed as a reminder that the existing regulatory frameworks may not always fit the unique characteristics of cryptocurrencies and may require modification or refinement. 

In a significant legal development, US Judge Analisa Torres pronounced the much-awaited Summary Judgment, ruling that XRP is not a security. Interestingly, this verdict has not only breathed new life into the future prospects of the blockchain payments firm, Ripple Labs Inc but has also triggered a remarkable surge in the price valuation of the XRP coin.

The ruling came after an extensive legal battle that started in December 2020 between Ripple Labs and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Recall that, the SEC had alleged that XRP qualifies as an investment contract and should be subject to regulatory oversight.

However, in her current ruling, Judge Torres disagreed, stating that XRP does not meet the criteria to be classified as a security under US law based on the provisions of the Howey Test. Meanwhile, the ruling, which has been applauded by top leaders in the digital currency ecosystem, is seen as a significant victory for Ripple Labs and the entire cryptocurrency industry.

The classification of XRP as a non-security means that it can continue to operate without the stringent regulations that govern securities. This decision provides clarity and certainty for other cryptocurrencies as well as sets a precedent for how similar tokens may be evaluated in the future.

This is particularly necessary as the regulator has beamed its radar on other top digital currencies like Cardano (ADA), Solana (SOL), and Decentraland (MANA) which it said are investment contracts in its recent crackdown on Binance and Coinbase Global Inc (NASDAQ: COIN)

XRP Price Goes Parabolic amid Celebration Over Ripple’s Win

Following the ruling, the demand for XRP skyrocketed as investors and cryptocurrency enthusiasts rushed to buy, thereby leading to a surge in its price and market capitalization. At the time of writing, XRP is trading at a spot price of $0.7938, up by more than 70% over the past 24 hours per data from CoinMarketCap.

Also, many industry experts believe that the ruling has provided a much-needed boost to the overall market sentiment surrounding cryptocurrencies.

The judge’s ruling has instilled confidence in investors who were previously hesitant to enter the cryptocurrency market due to regulatory uncertainties. With the clarification that XRP is not a security, potential investors are more inclined to consider the asset and other altcoins as viable investment options. In return, the increased investors’ confidence will lead to further growth and development within the cryptocurrency industry.

Likewise, the ruling highlights the need for regulators to adapt and develop frameworks that can effectively govern the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency space. As more cryptocurrencies emerge in the market, it becomes essential for regulators to keep up with technological advancements and provide a supportive environment for innovation.

Undoubtedly, Judge Torres’ decision serves as a reminder that the existing regulatory frameworks may not always fit the unique characteristics of cryptocurrencies and may require modification or refinement.

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