So the SEC would be invincible in court? Ripple (XRP) is trying to coax the SEC into reaching an amicable settlement to avoid a lawsuit with an uncertain outcome for the company.
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In a tweet from January 7, 2021, Brad Garlinghouse indicated that Ripple had tried to come to an agreement with the SEC, before the latter decided to sue the company.
Garlinghouse addressed key issues related to the SEC charges, while warning that he could not go into details as the case is pending.
He added that Ripple was trying to settle the problem amicably and, that he would continue in this way with the new administration.
The strategy adopted by Ripple presents similarities with that of Block.one, creator ofEOS, who had managed to come to an arrangement with the SEC.
Block.one had paid a fine which allowed him to get the green light to launch the current form of the token EOS.
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The SEC charges against Ripple come as the regulator emerged victorious from its confrontations with Telegram and Who, who allegedly violated securities law.
The SEC accuses Ripple for making a sale of unregistered securities for an amount of $ 1.3 billion since 2013. She claims that these sales were used to finance the operations of the company.
Ripple continues to denounce the SEC’s accusations as a first hearing is scheduled for February 2021.
Regarding the other points justifying the complaint, Garlinghouse indicated that Ripple had provided some customers with incentives to use the product On-Demand Liquidity, which he says is perfectly legal.
Many exchanges have delisted the XRP of their platforms after the SEC’s complaint against the company was announced.
If Ripple were to come to an out-of-court settlement with the SEC, will all of the company’s issues related to the collapse in the price of XRP be resolved? Is Ripple going to make the same mistake by staying in the United States and trusting exchanges for the sale of XRP? The SEC could force Brad Garlinghouse to take a decisive turn in his company. The lack of solidarity that the exchanges have shown towards a major crypto project like Ripple, will certainly leave traces in the cryptosphere.
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