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Price of XRP Rises as Perception Improves of Ongoing Lawsuit Between Ripple and SEC

Back in December of 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) posted a complaint alleging that Ripple engaged in the sale of an unregistered security. The enforcement action included Christian Larsen, the company’s co-founder, executive chairman of its board, and former CEO, and Bradley Garlinghouse,… Read More

Pushing Through the Fintech Frontier: Financial Regulators Poised to Expand Fintech and Cryptocurrency Oversight


President Joe Biden’s young administration is poised to deliver heightened – and perhaps unprecedented – regulatory scrutiny of the exploding Fintech industry.  The groundwork for a more active regulatory regime has been set over the course of the past decade.  Prior administrations harnessed existing enforcement… Read More

Ripple Acquires 40% Stake in Asian Payments Fintech Tranglo

Ripple has agreed to acquire a 40% stake in cross-border payments Fintech Tranglo, according to a public release. Tranglo, based in Malaysia but operates across Asia, reports 1300 partners having completed 20 million transactions at $4 billion in value. Tranglo claims to be one of… Read More

Ripple Prepares Motion to Dismiss in Lawsuit by SEC Pertaining to XRP

Ripple is preparing to file a motion to dismiss in its ongoing legal battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Last December, it was reported that the SEC had filed a complaint charging Ripple with the sale of an unregistered security. Included in the… Read More

London based SETL, a Transaction Settlement Firm, Hires Former Ripple Exec Marjan Delatinne as New Head of Payments

London-headquartered SETL, a settlement and payments infrastructure provider, has reportedly hired Marjan Delatinne to serve on its executive management team as the company’s Head of Payments. Marjan will be responsible for further expanding SETL’s payments business, and also its market infrastructure and asset management products…. Read More

MoneyGram to Stop Using Ripple’s XRP based Fund Transfer Service due to “Uncertainty” Surrounding Ongoing Litigation with SEC

MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), a major cross-border P2P payments and money transfers service, has confirmed that it will no longer be using American Fintech Ripple Labs’ XRP-powered liquidity product. MoneyGram stated that it decided to stop using the technology due to the “uncertainty” surrounding… Read More

Former SEC Chair Mary Jo White, who’s Now Representing Ripple in SEC Lawsuit, Shares Views on XRP Sale and Court Case

When the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit against blockchain-focused Fintech firm Ripple Labs in December 2020, the crypto industry and larger community had reacted with alarm and many were surprised. The SEC’s lawsuit also led to Ripple hiring high-profile legal experts… Read More

Ripple’s RippleNet Cloud Product Reportedly Offers Highest Standard in Safety, Security, Privacy, Is Now SOC 2 Certified

Fintech firm Ripple notes that in May 2020, McKinsey had identified that consumer and enterprise digital adoption had “matured five years, in a matter of eight weeks.” For financial institutions, digital technologies — such as Cloud-enabled models — provide the flexibility and scalability needed to… Read More

BitPay Says Fintechs Square and PayPal will Drive Bitcoin and other Cryptos to Become Globally Accepted Payment Method

The team at BitPay, a blockchain payment technology firm that allows users to accept and send Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, notes that even though 2020 was a “rollercoaster of a year for the world,” digital currency remains at the “forefront” of the future of finance…. Read More

US SEC was Reportedly Warned that Investors May Lose Billions due to Enforcement Action Against Ripple, Legal Expert Claims

John E. Deaton, a lawyer focused on the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector (and other societal/legal issues), notes that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was warned that investors could potentially lose billions, considering “the magnitude of an SEC enforcement action” against Ripple’s XRP, which… Read More

OurCrowd Has Stellar 2020, Expects Solid 2021: A Discussion with OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved

OurCrowd is a leading venture marketplace where smaller (accredited) investors can participate in private securities offerings alongside really big investors. A recent example is where JumpCloud, an enterprise cloud service provider, raised $100 million in a Series E Round. OurCrowd’s name was alongside high profile… Read More

Ripple Sued by Investor Tetragon Who Wants Money Back, Ripple Says No

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Tetragon Financial Group Ltd. (LSE: TFG), a UK based investment firm with $2.35 billion in assets under management, has sued Ripple in Delaware courts, according to a report by Bloomberg. Tetragon apparently had an agreement incorporated in its equity investment with Ripple that if XRP… Read More

XRP Has Lost Half of its Value Since SEC Enforcement Action was Announced

XRP, the native currency created by Ripple, continues to tiptoe lower following the announcement of an enforcement action by the Securities and Exchange Commission.  In fact, on the day the SEC announced the lawsuit, XRP held a market cap of over $20 billion. Today, that… Read More

XRP Trading Support will be Halted by Leading Crypto Wallet and Exchange Platform Blockchain.com Following US SEC’s Action Against Ripple

Blockchain.com, a leading cryptocurrency wallet provider, trading platform, and block explorer service, revealed on January 5 that it will be halting XRP trading, beginning on (Thursday) January 15, 2021. Blockchain.com’s management confirmed that because of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) recent action against… Read More

The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2021

Fintech enthusiasts welcome back to my 5th annual “Top Ten” Fintech prediction series. This year I’ve met a lot of powerful movers and shakers in the Fintech space. My take away from these meetings and interactions is how little do I know about this ever-expanding… Read More

Ripple Comments on Recent Market Participant Activity, Plans Response to SEC in a Few Weeks

Ripple, the creator of XRP – one of the largest cryptocurrencies in the world by market cap, has posted a brief comment on “recent market participant activity” following XRPs dive in value. XRP began to sink following the revelation of an enforcement action by the… Read More

XRP Continues March Lower as Big Exchanges Halt Trading Following SEC Enforcement Action Targeting Ripple

XRP continues to sink in value following the rolling news that more crypto exchanges are deciding to halt trading the digital asset.  On December 22nd, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed an enforcement action targeting Ripple that alleges the sale of $1.38 billion in… Read More

Digital Asset Exchanges Coinbase and OKCoin to Suspend XRP Trading and Deposits following Recent SEC Action

San Francisco based crypto exchange Coinbase announced on December 29, 2020, that it will be suspending XRP trading beginning on January 19, 2021. The leading digital asset exchange confirmed that “in light of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) recent action against Ripple Labs,… Read More

Doug Ellenoff Comments on Updates to the Exempt Offering Ecosystem. Momentum in SPACs Expected to Continue

  Doug Ellenoff, the Managing Partner of Manhattan law firm Ellenoff, Grossman and Schole (EGS), has been involved with the Fintech sector since the early days of the JOBS Act – the legislation that eventually legalized investment crowdfunding. He is not only deeply engaged with… Read More

MoneyGram Claims it Doesn’t Use Ripple’s ODL Platform or RippleNet, while Galaxy Digital, Jump Trading, Simplex Stop Supporting XRP

MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), a major cross-border P2P payments and money transfers service, has issued a statement after a lawsuit was filed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Ripple Labs Inc. MoneyGram stated that it had not “been notified or been… Read More

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