XRP, ripple v sec
  • XRP surged 3.50% to $0.4905, driven by investor reactions to the SEC’s recent court filing in the ongoing legal battle with Ripple.
  • The SEC’s filing suggested a potential $102.6 million penalty for Ripple, significantly higher than the proposed $10 million ceiling, while Ripple’s legal team defended their stance, emphasizing the company’s resilience and success.

On Saturday, June 15, XRP experienced a notable surge, rallying by 3.50% and closing the session at $0.4905. This marked a significant recovery from a 0.71% loss on the previous day and was the first time in five sessions that Ripple revisited the $0.50 mark. Investors’ optimism was fueled by recent developments in the ongoing legal battle between Ripple and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

SEC vs. Ripple: Crypto Market Reacts to SEC Court Filing

The SEC vs. Ripple case has been a focal point for the crypto community, especially following the SEC’s recent court filing. Ripple had previously filed a Notice of Supplemental Authority, referencing the Terraform Labs settlement to argue against the SEC’s penalty demands. The SEC’s response was a scathing critique, accusing Ripple of continuing the activities that led to the 2020 complaint and presenting arguments to justify its settlement with Terraform Labs.

In its filing, the SEC offered a penalty calculation based on the ratios from the Terraform Labs settlement, suggesting a $102.6 million penalty for Ripple, significantly higher than the $10 million ceiling proposed by Ripple. Ripple’s Chief Legal Officer, Stuart Alderoty, took to social media to defend the company’s position, stating that Ripple has not agreed to any settlement and continues to thrive despite the SEC’s demands.

The SEC’s filing, however, did not explicitly propose a settlement offer. The language used implied that $102.6 million would be the minimum penalty if the court applies the ratios from the Terraform Labs case. The final penalty will likely depend on the court’s assessment of Ripple’s post-complaint conduct and whether it constitutes a breach of U.S. securities laws.

The legal battle is far from over. Ripple’s response to the SEC filing could be the last significant exchange before Judge Analisa Torres delivers her verdict. However, the SEC may still appeal the court’s ruling on Programmatic Sales of XRP, ensuring that the conflict continues to impact the crypto market.

As of now, XRP remains below its 50-day and 200-day Exponential Moving Averages (EMAs), indicating bearish signals. A breakthrough above these trend lines could support a bullish move towards the 50-day EMA, potentially reaching the 200-day EMA. Conversely, a drop below $0.48 might signal a fall to the $0.45 level, with the 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) reading at 42.06 suggesting that XRP could approach oversold territory before finding support.

Investors should keep a close eye on upcoming court filings and rulings, as they will likely have significant implications for XRP’s price and the broader crypto market.