Ripple Supports XRP ETFs. But Will It Come to Fruition?

Ripple CEO welcomes potential XRP ETF, but regulatory hurdles and limited knowledge remain roadblocks.

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  • Ripple CEO has welcomed an XRP ETF, viewing it as a positive step towards stability within the market.
  • Concerns have been sparked by BlackRock CEO’s reported lack of understanding of XRP
  • The path to an XRP ETF remains unclear, as it depends on the evolving regulatory landscape.

The prospect of an XRP exchange-traded fund (ETF) has become a hot topic in the crypto world, fueled by the recent success of U.S. Spot Bitcoin ETFs. While whispers of an XRP ETF have swirled for months, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse’s recent interview with Bloomberg Television has further ignited the debate.

Ripple CEO Welcomes XRP ETF

Garlinghouse expressed Ripple’s openness to an XRP ETF, touting its potential to diversify investment opportunities and improve market dynamics. He also envisioned a future landscape brimming with various crypto ETFs, mirroring the early days of the stock market where diversification was key.

However, Garlinghouse remained tight-lipped on potential discussions with asset managers like BlackRock, which previously fueled rumors with a leaked filing (later clarified as false) suggesting their interest in an XRP ETF. 


Despite lacking concrete plans, Garlinghouse emphasized Ripple’s commitment to the XRP community and its crucial role within the ecosystem. While the U.S. market awaits its first XRP ETF, European investors can access XRP exchange-traded products (ETPs) through platforms like Coinshares and 21Shares. 

Garlinghouse lauded the recent approval of Spot Bitcoin ETFs by the SEC, attributing it to legal actions pushing for regulatory clarity and highlighting its contribution to market stability. However, the road to an XRP ETF isn’t without its bumps. 

Limited XRP Knowledge Sparks Concern

Fox Business journalist Charles Gasparino reported on BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s limited understanding of XRP, raising concerns about their potential involvement. This ambiguity sparked debate within the XRP community, questioning Fink’s grasp of the cryptocurrency.


Despite the uncertainties, investors and analysts keep a close eye on developments, eager for any news that might shed light on XRP’s future. The path toward a potential XRP ETF remains unclear, hinging on evolving market dynamics and regulatory clarity. 

On the Flipside

  • Ripple is currently facing an ongoing lawsuit from the SEC. This poses a significant hurdle for ETF approval, as regulators might hesitate before the case concludes.
  • The recent approvals of the Bitcoin ETFs don’t directly translate to acceptance for an XRP ETF.

Why This Matters

Ripple CEO’s openness to an XRP ETF, coupled with the success of Bitcoin ETFs, fuels speculation and ignites debate about its potential impact on XRP’s future and broader market dynamics. While regulatory hurdles and limited knowledge of key players create uncertainty, the prospect of an XRP ETF keeps investors and analysts on the edge of their seats.

To learn more about the upcoming SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit and its potential impact on XRP, read here:
SEC vs. Ripple Discovery Deadline 2 Days Away, What to Expect

Curious about the recent surge in XRP’s price and analysts’ predictions for its future? Read more here:
XRP’s Weekly Surge Sparks Improbable 7000% Pump Speculations

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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.