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Another Win for Ripple as the SEC Denied From Accessing Internal XRP Sales Documents

In yet another win for Ripple in its lawsuit against the SEC, the Judge has denied the Commission’s motion to compel the payment processor to produce internal information discussing XRP sales with its legal team. As a result, the price of the XPR token surged by double-digits in 24 hours. SEC Denied From Accessing Internal XRP Sale Docs Earlier in May, the Securities and Exchange Commission asked the Court to order Ripple to produce all relevant documents of legal, internal...

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The SEC Is Again Looking at Bitcoin ETF Applications

We are back at it again, folks. The bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) game is in play all over again in the United States as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is now reviewing bitcoin ETF applications submitted by companies such as Fidelity and Sky Bridge Capital, led by Anthony Scaramucci. There Are Still Questions Surrounding a Bitcoin ETF The big question is not whether these products are good or useful in some way, but rather if the SEC finally has...

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After VanEck: WisdomTree Files for an Ethereum ETF in the US

Less than a month after VanEck filed documents with the SEC to launch an Ethereum ETF, WisdomTree has done the same. The asset manager, based in New York, has previously applied for Bitcoin ETFs but to no avail so far. Founded in 2006, WisdomTree is an American exchange-traded fund and exchange-traded product sponsor and asset manager with over $42 billion in AUM (as of 2018). According to a recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the organization plans...

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CNBC Includes Ripple In Its 50 Disruptor Companies List

Ripple has been included in CNBC’s Disruptor 50 as the #38 of most successful private companies this year —primarily due to its innovative approach towards borderless payment technology and becoming one of the largest crypto companies in the world. This year’s CNBC’s Disruptor 50 is the ninth annual list of private companies thriving amidst the pandemic and making innovative approaches in their business models and the fields they’re in. Some of the listed companies include...

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The SEC Is Still Scared of a Bitcoin ETF

Many analysts thought that with so much competition stemming from regions like Canada, the United States would give in sometime this year and submit to a bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF), but now it looks like that will not be the case. A Bitcoin ETF May Not Arrive This Year After All The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has always been relatively stubborn when it comes to permitting bitcoin-based products and services, and despite many new ideas and...

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SEC’s Gary Gensler: Bitcoin’s Volatility Is Becoming a Huge Problem

Gary Gensler – the new head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – says that while he understands why so many people are eager to jump aboard the crypto bandwagon and invest in these new assets, there is still too much fraud meandering about, and more regulations need to be implemented as a means of protecting people from illicit behavior. Gary Gensler Wants More Crypto Regulations One of the big problems Gensler has with crypto – bitcoin specifically – is...

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SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Calls for Better Protection for Cryptocurrency Investors

The recently-appointed SEC Chair, Gary Gensler, believes the cryptocurrency industry and the people involved need more advanced protection. In a recent interview, he also referred to bitcoin as a speculative store of value and called for an update of the existing regulations in the US. Advanced Protection for Crypto Investors in the US The cryptocurrency boom that started in late 2020, in which prices blossomed, and global demand skyrocketed, has caught the attention of...

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Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse: The US is the Only Country Alleging XRP Is a Security

The inability of US authorities to implement clear and precise regulations on the cryptocurrency industry is “frustrating,” commented the CEO of Ripple – Brad Garlinghouse. The executive also blasted the country’s regulator for being the only world watchdog insisting that the XRP token is a security. US Trails Behind Other Nations For Crypto Clarity With the growth of the cryptocurrency industry in the past year or so, world regulators began discussing more actively what type...

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Ripple Still Plans to Go Public After the SEC Lawsuit, Asserts SBI Group’s CEO

Should Ripple prevail in its ongoing legal battle against the SEC, the payment processor will join the trend of crypto-related companies going public, said the CEO of SBI Group – one of the largest shareholders in the firm.   During an earnings presentation call, SBI Group’s CEO, Yoshitaka Kitao, spoke about the relationship between the entity he runs and the blockchain-based payment processor – Ripple.  As previously reported, Ripple has legal troubles in the US as the...

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SEC Tries to Limit Ripple’s Access, Accusing the Company of ‘Harassment’

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused Ripple of “harassment” after its executives were granted access to internal documents from the regulatory body. The documents allegedly contain information about three currencies —BTC, ETH, and XRP, where the SEC classifies the three of them as “digital currencies.” Now the SEC wants to limit access to these documents, claiming they are “irrelevant” to the case. The SEC Asks the Judge To Block Ripple’s Access On April...

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