Experts: XRP ruling offers little clarity on crypto regulation


A federal judge ruled the digital asset token XRP does not intrinsically possess the characteristics of a security that must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a blow to the agency’s argument regarding the regulation of digital assets.

But experts believe the decision has not cleared the uncertainty that remains around the regulation of digital assets.

On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Analisa Torres ruled roughly half of the sale of approximately $1.3 billion worth of XRP by issuer Ripple Labs from 2012-20 did not violate securities law. She allowed the SEC to continue to pursue its allegation the sale of $728 million of XRP during that same period did violate the law.

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