Will Ripple News See XRP Regain Momentum?

The Ripple vs. SEC case outcome will set a precedent for crypto regulations and affect the wider crypto community.

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  • A positive outcome for Ripple could encourage fintech companies to flock to the US.
  • The LBRY vs SEC hearing may impact Ripple’s case and its use of “secondary markets” terminology.
  • XRP price shows potential for growth with recent bullish news.

Several updates related to XRP have presented a possibility for the cryptocurrency to regain momentum. On the 31st January 2023, a U.S. judge limited the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) authority in secondary crypto markets, which could set a precedent for securities law in the ongoing Ripple Labs vs SEC case.

Importance of the LBRY Outcome and SEC Allegations

Crypto Law Founder and Ripple advocate John Deaton considers the outcome of the LBRY vs SEC case crucial for the future of securities cases, as the SEC relies on similar “secondary markets” terminology in its case against Ripple. 

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The SEC alleges that Ripple sold XRP, which raised money for Ripple Labs and two of its senior executives, without registering it as a security according to the 1933 ‘Securities Act.’

Ripple contests that XRP, used as a tool to facilitate money transfers, is not a security as it was sold on the secondary market, and profits were not pooled.

The Ripple vs SEC case outcome and the current state of XRP in the cryptocurrency market are closely related. The SEC’s recent reply brief, which referred to the LBRY case 21 times, suggests that the outcome of the LBRY case could offer insight into the resolution of the Ripple vs SEC case. 

A positive outcome for Ripple could attract fintech companies to the U.S., while a negative result could result in a mass exit of crypto firms and talent.

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In the cryptocurrency market, XRP’s current position remains uncertain. Despite a 17.3% increase year-to-date (YTD), XRP’s price is still bearish territory and has failed to break the 200-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) over the past two weeks.

Is the Upward Momentum Still Intact?

XRP is trading at $0.3945 at the time of writing and has found support at the 50 and 100-day EMAs. A break of the 200-day EMA, which currently stands at $0.4147, would be necessary to trigger bullish momentum and could cause the price of XRP to skyrocket.

An upward crossover of the 50-day EMA by the 200-day EMA, known as a golden cross, could signal the start of a new uptrend. If this occurs, the main resistance for the bears would be at the $0.54 level. If the bulls successfully break through this level, XRP could reach a nine-month high, a level not seen since the Terra Luna collapse.

Closing Thoughts

The outcome of the Ripple vs SEC case and the current state of XRP in the market should be closely monitored. A positive outcome of the case and a bullish trend in the market could have a significant impact on XRP’s value.

On the Flipside

  • A negative outcome in the Ripple case could trigger a mass departure of crypto companies and talent from the United States. Ripple themselves have indicated consideration to move operations to Canada in this event.
  • The outcome of the legal battle between Ripple Labs and the SEC is yet to be determined.
  • Despite SEC allegations, Ripple’s growth and expansion have not been hindered.

Why You Should Care

The outcome of the SEC lawsuit against Ripple Labs has implications for the wider cryptocurrency regulatory future. It will set a precedent for how similar cases are approached and potentially affect the broader crypto community.

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Author
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.