BREAKING: Ripple Scores First Legal Victory Against SEC as Judge Grants Its Motion to Compel Discovery

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Tue, 04/06/2021 - 19:49
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Ripple's motion to compel discovery has been granted by the judge
BREAKING: Ripple Scores First Legal Victory Against SEC as Judge Grants Its Motion to Compel Discovery
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Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn has granted Ripple's motion to compel the production of documents related to Bitcoin and Ethereum during today's conference, delivering a blow to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: 

I’m going to grant, in large part, the defendants’ motion.

As reported by U.Today, Ripple Labs, CEO Brad Garlinghouse and co-founder Chris Larsen filed the joint motion to compel on March 15, accusing the SEC of withholding evidence. The company's lawyers assert that XRP is similar to Bitcoin and Ethereum.   

However, the regulator claimed that the documents were not relevant to the case since the aforementioned cryptocurrencies are fundamentally different.  

Ripple will not scrutinize the regulator's minutes or memos to find any mentions that could bolster its case.  

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.

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