Ripple Gains Ground following Grayscale Victory in SEC Lawsuit

Ripple’s optimism grows with recent court victories, shedding light on SEC’s shaky legal ground and inconsistent claims.

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  • Ripple Labs and the XRP community have maintained optimism amidst the escalating SEC legal feud.
  • Ripple’s Chief Legal Officer has spotlighted the SEC’s courtroom struggles.
  • Ripple’s CEO has entered the conversation, highlighting a shift in momentum and the pursuit of justice.

Ripple Labs and the XRP community are optimistic about their impending triumph in the drawn-out SEC vs. Ripple legal clash. This sentiment is particularly fueled by a recent court verdict that has placed Grayscale Investments halfway toward victory in their Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) lawsuit.

Stuart Alderoty, the Chief Legal Officer at Ripple Labs, promptly took to Twitter following the ruling to shed light on the SEC’s repeated fumbles within the courtroom. Alderoty’s tweet emphasized the regulatory body’s struggles in the legal arena.

In his message, Alderoty noted that the SEC is encountering significant setbacks in the courtroom battles. This observation stems from U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn’s ruling against the SEC in a lawsuit that accused Ripple Labs of selling unregistered securities. 


The legal officer pointed out that the court characterized the SEC’s stance as “hypocritical.” Judge Netburn highlighted discrepancies in the regulator’s assertions.

Moreover, Alderoty brought attention to the court’s firm belief that the SEC’s arguments and assertions lacked a “faithful allegiance to the law.” The attorney also mentioned the court’s decision to impose a penalty on the securities regulator due to instances of “discovery abuses.”

Grayscale Court Ruling against SEC is a “Really Big Deal”

Shifting the focus to the recent court submission that found the SEC’s rejection of Grayscale Investment’s bid to convert their Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) to Bitcoin Spot ETFs as unjustifiable, Alderoty acknowledged the court’s portrayal of the regulator’s assertions as “arbitrary and capricious” describing it as a “really big deal.”


In response to Alderoty’s online statement, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse weighed in, suggesting that the repeated victories of the cryptocurrency platforms over the SEC resembled a “summer of justice.” 

Nevertheless, he expressed discontent with relying extensively on the protracted legal proceedings to demonstrate the SEC’s consistent inaccuracies in facts and legal interpretations.

On the Flipside

  • Judge Sarah Netburn’s characterization of the SEC’s claims as “hypocritical” indicates a legal discussion about applying existing regulations to new and innovative financial products and not a sweeping judgment of the SEC’s overall role.
  • Brad Garlinghouse’s optimism should be taken in context, as the ongoing legal battles reflect the broader tension between regulatory clarity and innovation in the cryptocurrency industry
  • Each case has unique circumstances, and outcomes in one lawsuit may not necessarily predict the results of other cases.

Why This Matters

The recent court ruling favoring Grayscale Investments while challenging the SEC adds complexity to ongoing cryptocurrency legal battles. This highlights heightened scrutiny on regulatory actions in the crypto world, urging industry participants and enthusiasts to observe evolving dynamics and their repercussions for the digital asset landscape’s future.

To learn more about Ripple’s celebratory response to the SEC’s appeal, read here:

Ripple to Host a Celebratory Event as Bold Response to the SEC’s Appeal

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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.