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Ripple Challenges SEC’s $2 Billion Penalty Over Terraform Labs Settlement

Ripple Challenges SEC’s $2 Billion Penalty Over Terraform Labs Settlement

In its ongoing lawsuit against the regulator, Ripple has referenced a recent settlement between the SEC and Terraform Labs.

On June 13th, Ripple filed a notice with Judge Analisa Torres where the company argued that the proposed $2 billion fine by SEC was unjust in comparison with what Terraform incurred.

Ripple, on the other hand, pointed out that Terraform Labs settled at $4.47 billion while filing for bankruptcy, which they claim is consistent with historical civil penalties of between 0.6% to 1.8% of gross revenue.

The Company also stressed that there are no accusations of fraud against them as well as pointing out to institutional investors’ market loss.

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Ripple has sought to restrict its fine to at most $10 million relying on Terraform’s settlement as example a precedent in this legal farce.

According to SEC, Ripple raised more than $1 billion when they sold unregistered securities but after Judge Torres decided that XRP sales were to institutional investors were securities and programmatic sales did not breach securities law.

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