Ripple CEO reveals he visited SEC several times before lawsuit struck

Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of cross-border payments company Ripple, spoke during a panel discussion Monday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Garlinghouse, who also occupies a role as a member of the company’s board of directors, commented on a wide range of topics, most notably the current status of regulation in the United States versus G20 nations.  Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse. Source: Cointelegraph Emphasising the prudent necessity for regulatory frameworks which serve integral principles of “clarity and certainty”, Garlinghouse stated his belief that: “The overwhelming majority of people working within the…

SEC can’t confirm if video of Bill Hinman is actually Bill Hinman in Ripple case

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is unable to confirm or deny if a video predominately featuring Bill Hinman actually features Bill Hinman. Bill Hinman, also known as William Hinman, is the former director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, and he has become a key factor in the long-running legal dispute between SEC vs Ripple Labs over alleged unregistered securities offerings via XRP tokens. Speaking at the 2018 Fintech Week Conference — while serving at the SEC — Hinman stated that the sale of Ether (ETH) did…

US Appeals Court Orders SEC to Bring Enforcement Actions to Jury Trials

The SEC alleged in 2013 that George Jarkesy Jr. and his firm, Patriot28 LLC, violated federal securities law by misstating his hedge funds’ assets. The case was tried before an administrative law judge, rather than before a civil court. These administrative law judges, or in-house judges, may have violated Jarkesy’s seventh amendment rights to a jury trial, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals said in its ruling Wednesday. Author: Nikhilesh De Source link

SEC chair uses crypto enforcement in justification for FY2023 budget

Gary Gensler, chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has cited concerns about cryptocurrency enforcement in its budget request for the next fiscal year. In written testimony for a Wednesday hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, Gensler said he supported President Joe Biden’s request to budget more than $2.1 billion for the SEC in FY2023, allowing the regulatory body to increase its enforcement division by 50 people. The SEC chair cited concerns about the crypto space, referring to markets as “highly volatile and speculative”…

Ripple (XRP) Price Picks Up As SEC Legal Showdown Drags On

Ripple (XRP) rallied to $0.439217 Friday from $0.377384 on Thursday in the face of an ongoing Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit following the comments of William Hinman, former SEC Corporate Finance director. Suggested Reading | Crypto Analyst Predicts 1 Altcoin Will Fall Down Hard – Is It Cardano? Ether are not securities, Hinman said. (Bitrates.com) William Hinman: Ether Not a Security A judge has granted the request of SEC to file a reply concerning the case against Ripple Lab. The case was ignited by the speech of Hinman, stating that Ethereum…

Could the SEC case against Ripple falter over a conflict of interest?

Newly discovered documents could pose a major roadblock for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its case against Ripple if they prove a former commission official had a conflict of interest. The SEC has been embroiled in a legal battle against blockchain company Ripple (XRP) since 2020 in which the crypto company and senior executives Brad Garlinghouse and Christian Larsen were charged with selling XRP tokens as unregistered securities. In a May 10 announcement, corruption watchdog Empower Oversight claimed that documents obtained under a Freedom Of Information request suggested…

Coinbase files shelf registration statement with the SEC | by Coinbase | May, 2022

Tl;dr: This shelf registration positions Coinbase to prospectively access the capital markets quickly and efficiently when needed or when market conditions are optimal. Today we filed a shelf registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). This shelf registration statement is intended to be used for potential prospective offerings which may include the sale of new securities for general corporate purposes. While we have no immediate plans to offer securities at this time, by filing the shelf registration statement now, we will be able to offer and sell…

Avoiding Sticky Situations with Web3: DOJ, SEC Scrutiny of NFT and DeFi Projects Expected to Continue | Holland & Knight LLP

Web3 is a term with a shifting, amorphous definition. In its current form, Web3 encompasses both decentralized platforms and the metaverse. Decentralized platforms offer services and assets that use distributed ledger technologies (DLTs), while the metaverse is a virtual reality through which persons will access those services and assets. Web3 projects – particularly non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and decentralized finance (DeFi) services – are attracting a lot of attention from investors. The surge in Web3 interest is also drawing its share of uninformed developers – and informed bad actors. At best,…

SEC, Ripple Agree To Extend Legal Battle Until 2023; XRP Bears The Brunt Of Case

Executives of Ripple Labs and the US Securities and Exchange Commission have agreed to prolong the timeline of their lawsuit and postpone court proceedings until the end of 2022, implying that their legal standoff would likely last well into next year. Both parties jointly requested the extension in a letter to Judge Sarah Netburn, who has been presiding over the case. Judge Netburn granted approval of the revised schedule. Suggested Reading | Ripple Welcomes More Than 4,000 Artists Into Its New NFT Platform How Case Vs. Ripple Began Between 2013…