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Ripple v. SEC: Crypto Lawyer Answers Critic on Basis of Lawsuit

Sat, 02/18/2023 - 14:18
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Tomiwabold Olajide
Stakes are higher in lawsuit
Ripple v. SEC: Crypto Lawyer Answers Critic on Basis of Lawsuit
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In recent tweets, crypto lawyer and XRP enthusiast Bill Morgan argued the basis of the ongoing Ripple lawsuit.

In December 2020, the SEC accused San Francisco-based Ripple Labs of selling unregistered securities in the form of XRP without adequate disclosure.

A Twitter user, Jay'V, believes that Ripple and other crypto projects should register their tokens with the SEC, citing the Stacks (STX) scenario.

In 2021, Hiro, formerly known as Blockstack, announced that its Stacks token (STX) was no longer a security and, as such, it would discontinue submitting annual reports to the SEC.

Hiro's declaration that STX is no longer a security may not be the same as what the SEC says, as no confirmation of the status of STX from the agency was available at the time of writing.

Overall, the decision to register tokens with any agency pales in comparison to the crucial question of who should oversee the cryptocurrency industry: the CFTC or the SEC.

Observers believe that the outcome of the landmark Ripple lawsuit might answer the lingering question of who should regulate the crypto space and provide regulatory clarity.

Ripple lawsuit outcome might answer question of cryptocurrency regulator

The Ripple ruling is the most well-known of a few carefully followed fintech lawsuits since it is thought that the stakes are higher.

The decision, which many anticipate will be made in the first half of 2023, may help determine the answer to who should regulate the crypto industry as well as the fate of various cryptocurrency investors and firms.

Ripple Lawsuit Resolution Would Be Epic for Crypto, Capital Venture Founder Predicts

Whether or not cryptocurrencies should be regarded as securities, which would come under the Securities & Exchange Commission's purview, is at the heart of the dispute.

Gary Gensler, the chairman of the SEC, has been working to position his organization as the force that will control the cryptocurrency business. If the SEC wins, it will tighten its hold at a critical time when the regulator has stepped up its enforcement campaign.

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Tomiwabold is a cryptocurrency analyst and an experienced technical analyst. He pays close attention to cryptocurrency research, conducting comprehensive price analysis and exchanging predictions of estimated market trends. Tomiwabold earned his degree at the University of Lagos.