Ripple XRP update: SEC to appeal XRP ruling, non-security status of altcoin likely at risk


  • Judge Analisa Torres revealed that the court seeks to schedule a jury trial for the SEC vs. Ripple case in Q2 2024.
  • SEC and Ripple can submit blackout dates for trial until August 23. 
  • Experts believe so long as the SEC does not file an interlocutory appeal, XRP is not a security till 2025 at least.

US SEC is intent on appealing the XRP lawsuit outcome. In the latest development in the SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit, Judge Torres announced pretrial schedule. XRP holder community speculates the loss of XRP's non-security status. 

Also read: Ripple XRP price rally to $21 target likely, experts support Judge Torres' ruling

SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit update

The SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit has new updates from Judge Analisa Torres. The ruling judge in the lawsuit says that the court will seek to schedule a jury trial for the case in Q2 2024.

The Judge has ordered both parties to submit blackout dates for trial by Wednesday, August 23. Attorney Fred Rispoli, a crypto expert and pro-XRP lawyer, informed the XRP community that Judge Torres’ pre-trial scheduling is huge in the appeals context.

Attorney Rispoli believes an interlocutory appeal by the US SEC could act as a game changer for the lawsuit. Irrespective of the outcome, attorney Rispoli believes XRP’s status as a non-security is safe, at least until 2025. 

Pro-XRP attorney John Deaton informed the community that the last narrow set of facts being disputed in the SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit is whether Ripple Labs, Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen, “aided & abetted” Ripple in sales of unregistered securities. There is a high evidentiary threshold for the SEC to meet to prove this to a jury.

According to Deaton, the SEC must prove that the two executives acted in reckless disregard for laws that any reasonable person would have understood at the time.

XRP price is $0.6332, on Binance, at the time of writing.

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