Ripple’s President Monica Long Speaks Out on SEC Legal Battle

In the midst of a relentless legal showdown, Ripple’s President, Monica Long, remains resolute in defending the company’s stance.

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  • Ripple and the SEC have been locked in a legal battle over whether XRP is a security.
  • Ripple’s President Monica Long has shown confidence that Ripple will prevail in the case.
  • The case has had implications for the future of cryptocurrency regulation.

Ripple and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have been entrenched in a prolonged legal skirmish, sparking speculation about a potential settlement. The company is steadfast in its determination to see this legal battle end.

Ripple’s President Stands Firm Against SEC Lawsuit

Recent declarations from Ripple’s President, Monica Long, have cast doubt on the prospects of such an accord. Long, in a conversation with CNBC, laid bare her firm’s unwavering resolve in confronting the SEC’s persistent lawsuit. 

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She underscored that Judge Analisa Torres’ recent ruling not only bolstered Ripple’s steadfastness but also ushered in a newfound “clarity” by unequivocally affirming that XRP lies beyond the scope of a security. 

According to Long, this legal pronouncement dispelled regulatory ambiguities and allowed Ripple to expand its operations beyond the confines of the United States and onto the global stage.

Court Decision Gives Ripple the Upper Hand Against SEC

The SEC initiated legal proceedings against Ripple in December 2020, alleging that the company and its top brass violated securities regulations by promoting XRP tokens without requisite registration. Instead of negotiating a settlement, Ripple opted for a courtroom clash with the regulatory giant.

A pivotal moment arrived in July this year when Judge Analisa Torres issued a summary judgment decisively favoring Ripple. The judgment categorically affirmed that XRP lacked security characteristics, and the various token distributions orchestrated by the company did not constitute investment contracts.

On the Flipside

  • Ripple’s insistence on fighting the SEC in court has caused significant legal expenses and uncertainties for the company.
  • While Judge Analisa Torres’ ruling may have favored Ripple, the SEC could still pursue further legal action or appeal the decision, leaving the outcome uncertain.
  • It remains to be seen whether the newfound “clarity” touted by Ripple’s President will resonate with regulators and authorities outside the United States.

Why This Matters

The ongoing legal battle between Ripple and the SEC is pivotal. Judge Analisa Torres’ recent ruling affirming XRP’s non-security status not only bolsters Ripple’s stance but also sets a precedent that could influence how cryptocurrencies are regulated globally.

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To learn more about the recent comments made by Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse on SEC Chairman Gensler’s actions, read here:
Ripple’s Garlinghouse Derides Gensler’s Actions as Insanity

To stay updated on the increasing prevalence of XRP scams, despite Elon Musk’s efforts, read here:
XRP Scams Multiply Despite Elon Musk’s Anti-Fraud Efforts

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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.