Brad Garlinghouse Hails XRP Ruling as Turning Point

XRP declared not a security, Ripple CEO calls it historic for crypto industry’s future.

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  • Ripple has become the first crypto company to secure a favorable judgment in the face of SEC scrutiny.
  • XRP’s price has surged, while reports indicate that global finance leaders have been eyeing crypto integration.
  • Ripple’s CEO has praised the historic decision, foreseeing an impact on the market’s regulatory landscape.

Reactions have been pouring in following the recent landmark court ruling that unequivocally states XRP is not a security, a ruling making waves within the cryptocurrency sphere. Among the key voices celebrating this decision is Ripple’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, who hails it as an unprecedented moment for Ripple and XRP and the entire crypto industry.

SEC’s Grip Loosens as Court Backs Cryptocurrency in Ruling

Over the years, the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been known for its stringent stance on regulating cryptocurrencies, often using intimidation and enforcement tactics. However, this ruling is expected to end their aggressive attempts, providing legal backing to cryptocurrencies and crypto companies. 


As a result, the value of XRP has experienced a significant surge in the market. While Ripple is not the first crypto company to face legal action from the SEC, it is the first to secure a favorable judgment, making this ruling historically significant for the entire crypto sector.

The court’s decision confirms that XRP is not classified as a security, thereby allowing Ripple to positively continue its innovative pursuits in reshaping the global finance industry.

“Right Side of History”: Ripple CEO Reacts to SEC Lawsuit Ruling

Moreover, the ruling addresses various aspects of Ripple’s business dealings, affirming that XRP sales on exchanges, distributions to developers, charities, employees, and XRP sales by Ripple executives do not fall under the category of securities.

Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO and Chair of Ripple, was actively involved in the SEC lawsuit, and as expected, he was quick to express his reaction to the ruling. In his words, 


“The Court’s decision marks a historic occasion not only for the company but also for the crypto market at large. We’ve said since the earliest days of the lawsuit that Ripple would be on the right side of the law, and the right side of history. Progress is worth fighting for. This decision is a significant blow to the agency’s regulation by enforcement agenda, and I hope we will soon look back at this decision as the turning point for Congress to act and set clear rules of the road for crypto in the U.S.”

On the Flipside

  • The court ruling, while favorable for Ripple, might not set a definitive precedent for other cryptocurrencies. Each digital asset’s classification could still be subject to its unique characteristics and underlying technology.
  • While the court ruling may relieve Ripple, it does not absolve the company from other ongoing legal and regulatory challenges it faces.

Why This Matters

As Ripple’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, rightly points out, the historic court ruling serves as a turning point that may prompt Congress to set clear rules for crypto in the U.S., propelling the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies closer than ever before.

To learn more about XRP leading the market to gains and a rare Bitcoin role reversal, read here:

XRP Leads Market to Gains in Rare Bitcoin Role Reversal

To stay updated on the latest developments between Ripple and SEC, and their potential to avoid a full-fledged trial, read here:

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

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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.