XRP price sustains above $0.60 as Ripple roadmap prevents the SEC from circumventing securities law

  • Ripple lawsuit ruling by Judge Analisa Torres is considered a roadmap for crypto firms as it applies Howey analysis to digital assets.
  • Legal expert J W Verret argues that the facts and circumstances of cryptocurrency offers and sales matter under existing securities law. 
  • XRP price defends $0.60 level, despite wiping out weekly and monthly gains. 

The SEC v. Ripple lawsuit offers legal experts a lens to re-examine the application of existing securities law to digital assets like XRP. Judge Torres’ ruling prevented the SEC’s circumvention of existing laws and enabled adaptive regulation, rather than a stifling approach.

Legal expert J W Verret weighed in on the outcome of the SEC v. Ripple lawsuit and observed that the ruling is a roadmap for crypto firms to navigate regulatory pressures.

XRP price defended the $0.60 level, early on Tuesday, despite market wide correction in cryptocurrency prices.

Also read: Pro-XRP attorney slams former SEC Chair, XRP price plummets in market wide crash

Daily Digest Market Movers: Ripple roadmap paves way for crypto regulation 

  • Legal experts like Law professor J W Verret believe the Ripple lawsuit and Judge Torres’ ruling have paved way for the regulation of cryptocurrencies without stifling innovation. 
  • Judge Torres’ July 13 ruling offered partial victory to Ripple as it cleared XRP’s status as a non-security. Verret argues that Torres applied the Howey Test from 1946 to XRP and prevented the US financial regulator, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from arguing alternative facts, in a recent report.
  • Judge Torres reviewed all individual sales categories and noted that the vast majority of them were blind bid/ask transactions and do not qualify as securities sales. 
  • The Judge acknowledged affidavits submitted to the court and concluded that XRP is not a security. 
  • The financial regulator’s failure to show how Ripple’s public communications about XRP could have reached the asset’s buyers proved that the token is not a security and there is no investment contract between XRP buyers and Ripple. 

Technical Analysis: XRP price defends $0.60 in recent decline

Bitcoin price wiped out recent gains and retreated below the $42,000 mark on Tuesday. Altcoins followed suit, with XRP wiping out its monthly and weekly gains. The altcoin defended the $0.6000 level and sustained above its 50- and 200-day Exponential Moving Averages (EMA) at $0.6119 and $0.5589, as seen in the chart below.

A daily candlestick close below $0.6000 could validate the bearish thesis and push XRP price lower to $0.5456.


XRP/USDT 1-day chart 

As the altcoin sustains above its two long-term EMAs, XRP price is likely to make a recovery to the $0.6820 level, previously seen on December 9.

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