SEC vs. Ripple Discovery Deadline 2 Days Away, What to Expect

As Ripple and SEC’s discovery war intensifies, February 20th deadline looms with potential to sway crucial XRP remedy decision.

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  • A looming deadline has ignited the search for game-changing evidence in the Ripple vs. SEC battle.
  • Both sides have scrambled for leverage as the discovery phase nears its end, shaping their final arguments.
  • The final decision has hinged on undisclosed information and legal tactics, leaving the future clouded.

The long-running legal battle between Ripple Labs and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reached a critical juncture. Both parties are gearing up for the next key deadline, February 20th, which marks the end of the discovery phase focused on “remedies” related to XRP sales.

One Week Until Ripple and SEC Discovery Deadline

This phase holds immense significance as it could unearth new information or arguments that may sway the court’s decision on the appropriate remedies against Ripple. Recall that while Ripple scored a partial victory in July 2023, the court ruled that certain XRP sales did constitute unregistered securities offerings, prompting the current proceedings.

The road to February 20th has been paved with intense legal maneuvering; in November, the SEC served Ripple with nine interrogatories and three requests to produce documents. 


After attempts to narrow down the scope, the SEC filed a motion to compel complete discovery in January, seeking access to Ripple’s financial statements, relevant contracts, and post-complaint XRP sales proceeds. Judge Netburn granted the motion in full on February 5th.

Ripple has complied by disclosing financial statements and responding to the pre-complaint sales inquiry. However, they requested a one-week extension until February 20th to produce the vast amount of contracts spanning three years, citing logistical challenges. This extension request remains pending.

With the discovery phase nearing completion, legal briefs are expected to be submitted in March and April. This will be followed by the court’s final decision on the remedies imposed on Ripple. 


This decision will have significant implications for Ripple, the XRP ecosystem, and the broader cryptocurrency industry, as it could set a precedent for how regulators approach digital assets.

The information gathered during the discovery phase, and the arguments presented in the legal briefs will be instrumental in shaping the court’s final decision, potentially impacting the future of the XRP token and the broader regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies.

On the Flipside

  • A harsh ruling against Ripple, especially based on broad interpretations of securities laws, would stifle blockchain and digital asset innovation.
  • The SEC’s wide-ranging discovery requests, including financial statements and vast contracts, raise concerns about potential overreach and burdening Ripple.

Why This Matters

While the outcome of the case remains uncertain, the upcoming February 20th deadline marks a critical turning point in this landmark crypto legal battle. The court’s decision on appropriate remedies will set a precedent for how regulators approach similar situations in the future, impacting not only Ripple but potentially other digital assets.

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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.