Are Ripple and SEC Poised to Avoid a Full-Fledged Trial?

XRP’s legal triumph reshapes crypto industry; Ripple vindicated but SEC’s appeal looms.

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  • Judge Netburn has presented an enticing opportunity for Ripple and SEC to resolve the dispute.
  • SEC Chair Gary Gensler has hinted at a potential appeal.
  • The case’s trajectory has remained uncertain, leaving room for further developments.

The legal triumph by XRP has sent shockwaves through the cryptocurrency industry, as it not only clears Ripple of wrongdoing but also sets a precedent for other crypto projects. The ruling, issued by U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres, had an immediate and substantial impact, causing an 80% surge in the value of XRP by late afternoon on the very same day. 

Ripple Case Takes a Twist as Judge Orders Settlement Conference

While Ripple emerged victorious in the aspect related to public exchanges, Judge Torres did rule that Ripple had indeed violated federal securities law by directly selling XRP to individuals. Hence, the case still carries some weight, and its trajectory could evolve further.


Meanwhile, fresh developments have emerged in the ongoing case, as Judge Sarah Netburn has taken a pivotal step by ordering both parties to identify three mutually suitable dates for a potential settlement conference. To accommodate the court’s jam-packed schedule, Judge Netburn suggested the meeting be scheduled six to eight weeks in advance. 

A settlement conference aims to bring together the litigating parties to reach an amicable resolution to their dispute, thereby sidestepping the need for a full-fledged trial. 

Judge Netburn’s Proposal Could Break The Ice

By proposing this conference, Judge Netburn presents an enticing opportunity for Ripple and the SEC to find common ground and potentially end the legal wrangling without further ado.

Adding another layer of complexity to the matter, SEC Chair Gary Gensler has hinted at a potential appeal against the recent ruling in the Ripple case. Speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Press Club DC, Gensler openly stated that the agency is carefully evaluating the implications of the court’s decision. 

On the Flipside

  • The potential settlement conference ordered by Judge Sarah Netburn may not necessarily lead to an amicable resolution, as both Ripple and the SEC have shown a propensity for steadfastly defending their positions.
  • The ruling by Judge Analisa Torres does not absolve Ripple entirely, as the violation of federal securities law through direct sales of XRP to individuals still holds weight in the case.

Why This Matters

As SEC Chair Gary Gensler contemplates a potential appeal, the outcome of this case could reverberate across the market, shaping the future trajectory of digital assets and their interaction with securities laws.


To learn more about XRP’s legal clearance and its impact on major exchanges, read here:

Ripple’s Security Status Challenged: Ex-SEC Official Anticipates Appeal

To stay updated on the ongoing Ripple-SEC lawsuit and what the recent victory means for XRP, delve into the details here:

What XRP Victory Means for Ripple: SEC Lawsuit Not Over Yet

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Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.