Ripple’s Legal Battle Reveals Flaws in SEC’s Leadership

Amidst the evolving landscape of digital finance, the Ripple-SEC clash and its regulatory implications stand at the forefront of discussion.

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  • The SEC’s actions have been labeled as arbitrary and capricious.
  • Is the SEC under Gensler’s leadership faltering in law adherence?
  • Ripple’s Stuart Alderoty and Coinbase’s Paul Grewal have raised red flags.

The clash between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the prominent entity Ripple is not confined to the courtroom; it also unveils a series of intriguing developments that cast doubts on the SEC’s integrity under the leadership of Chair Gary Gensler.

Stuart Alderoty, the Chief Legal Officer at Ripple, has voiced significant concerns regarding what he describes as “troubling patterns” that define this ongoing legal battle. One of Alderoty’s central concerns revolves around the court’s determination that the SEC’s actions are arbitrary and capricious.


He raises a thought-provoking question, asking, “Is anyone else concerned about this very troubling pattern of the SEC flouting any faithful allegiance to the law under Mr. Gensler?”

Importantly, Alderoty’s concerns resonate in the remarks made by Paul Grewal, the Chief Legal Officer of Coinbase. Grewal has drawn attention to a series of regulatory failures, spanning from the District of Columbia Circuit’s decision in the Grayscale case to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s ruling on the challenge to the SEC’s stock buyback disclosure rule.

SEC Given 30 Days to Redraft Share Buyback Rules

In May of this year, the SEC introduced a new regulation emphasizing the significance of enabling investors to assess the underlying reasons behind share buyback data thoroughly. Consequently, public companies were mandated to disclose this information to the general public.

However, in a subsequent development on October 31, the Court unequivocally sided with the appellants, characterizing the SEC’s regulation on stock buyback disclosure as arbitrary and capricious. Consequently, the SEC was granted a 30-day window to address the deficiencies within the rule.

On the Flipside

  • The company’s digital asset, XRP, has faced previous legal challenges, raising concerns about its compliance with securities regulations.
  • The SEC’s introduction of the stock buyback disclosure rule was intended to enhance transparency and protect investors by providing more information about companies’ financial activities.

Why This Matters

This legal clash between the SEC and Ripple, along with the broader challenges facing cryptocurrency regulations, underscores the critical need for regulatory clarity in the crypto space. It’s a pivotal moment that could set precedents impacting the industry’s future.


To learn more about Ripple’s Garlinghouse’s bold critique of the former SEC chair, explore this insightful interview:

Ripple’s Garlinghouse Blasts Ex-SEC Chair During Interview

For an in-depth look into the allegations of brazen fraud by the SEC and FBI against SafeMoon, click here:

SafeMoon Not So Safe, SEC, FBI Allege Brazen Fraud

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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.