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Ripple CEO Takes Aim at SEC Regulations

Ripple CEO Takes Aim at SEC Regulations

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) remains a focal point of scrutiny in its handling of crypto regulations.

It has drawn criticism from prominent figures within the cryptocurrency industry who argue that it is hindering the sector’s growth.

In a recent statement, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse voiced his concerns about the SEC’s approach, characterizing it as excessive and misguided. This criticism follows similar sentiments expressed by Ripple’s Chief Legal Officer, Stuart Alderoty, who highlighted the SEC’s recent legal setbacks and unfavorable feedback from the judiciary.

His remarks followed Alderoty’s assertion in another statement that the SEC was encountering difficulties in court battles, particularly referencing an appeals court’s decision to compel the SEC to reevaluate its rejection of Grayscale’s spot Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) application.

This decision opens the door to the approval of cryptocurrency-based ETFs, marking a significant shift in the SEC’s stance on such financial products.

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Garlinghouse’s statement underscores the ongoing legal dispute between Ripple and the SEC as they prepare for an appeal and trial. Notably, the court has ruled that XRP tokens are not securities, a partial victory for Ripple. However, the SEC’s decision to pursue an appeal has raised questions about its regulatory approach in the swiftly evolving digital asset landscape.

Furthermore, the recent ruling on a spot Bitcoin ETF adds to the SEC’s enigmatic reputation, as it has yet to approve any such product in the United States. Following this ruling, there is growing anticipation that approval for a spot Bitcoin ETF may soon be on the horizon.

Alexander Stefanov

Reporter at CoinsPress

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