XRP price likely to rally as Ripple gears up to hand US SEC a crushing defeat, according to pro-XRP attorney

  • XRP transactions cannot be deemed securities even if Judge Analisa Torres certifies the SEC’s application for appeal and stays the Ripple lawsuit, according to an attorney. 
  • Attorney Bill Morgan argues that institutions who use On-Demand Liquidity and acquire XRP as a bridge currency may do so for commercial purposes. 
  • According to Morgan, Ripple could appeal the finding that XRP sales to ODL users are investment contracts and secure a complete win against the SEC.

XRP price rally could be catalyzed by the recent spike in inflow from institutional investors, and Ripple's clear win in the lawsuit brought by the US financial regulator. A Pro-XRP attorney identified what Ripple can appeal for a landslide victory. This supports a bullish thesis for XRP price recovery in the long term. Find out more here.

Pro-XRP attorneys continue to weigh in on the speculation that XRP’s non-security status could be challenged by the US Securities & Exchange Commission’s (SEC) win in the interlocutory appeal. Attorney Bill Morgan says it is more likely that Ripple hands a crushing defeat to the financial regulator by appealing the finding that its XRP token sales to On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) customers constituted a sale of investment contracts.

Also read: XRP price spikes with increase in capital inflow from institutional investors

Ripple could land a complete victory if the firm appeals this finding

Attorney Bill Morgan, a pro-XRP lawyer, argues that institutions using On-Demand Liquidity acquire XRP as a bridge currency for commercial purposes. According to Attorney Morgan, payment giant Ripple could use this argument and appeal the finding that XRP sales to ODL users are investment contracts.

Ripple’s partial win against the SEC fueled institutional investors’ interest in the altcoin and XRP-related funds over recent weeks. A complete victory in the Ripple lawsuit could catalyze this interest further and likely drive higher capital to XRP funds. 

XRP proponent John Deaton says SEC’s appeal could mean this 

John Deaton, a pro-XRP attorney and founder of CryptoLaw, says that the SEC’s win in the interlocutory appeal could fail to negatively impact the XRP community. The financial regulator is unlikely to be able to reverse Judge Torres’ stance on XRP’s status as a “non-security.”

XRP holders could continue trading the altcoin across exchanges with the token’s growing utility. This implies the altcoin is likely safe from delisting or large volume selling pressure driven by the SEC’s interlocutory appeal.

XRP price 

At the time of writing, XRP is trading at $0.6058 on Binance. The altcoin erased gains from the past week and hit a monthly low at $0.5807. XRP price is in a multi-month uptrend, and the altcoin awaits bullish catalysts to drive recovery in the short term.

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