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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

Nearly 40% of US Consumers like Tesla Inc’s Decision to Accept Bitcoin as a Payment Method, according to New Survey

Consumer sentiment regarding Bitcoin (BTC) as a legitimate payment method has changed significantly following the historic crypto market bull run, which is truly unprecedented. With BTC prices reaching all-time highs (briefly hitting $49,000) on the heels of Elon Musk’s tech firm Tesla’s announcement that they’ve… Read More

Ajit Tripathi from Aave, a Leading DeFi Platform, Comments on Differences Between Technical and Economic Decentralization

Lex Sokolin, CMO at blockchain firm ConsenSys and Co-Head of Fintech and DeFi at ConsenSys Codefi, recently engaged in a conversation with Ajit ‘Half Boomer’ Tripathi, the Head of Institutional Business at Aave (AAVE), a leading decentralized finance (DeFi) platform. 2/ We covered a lot of… 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

Grayscale Announces Private Placement Opportunities for Investors, Removes XRP from Digital Large Cap Fund

Grayscale, a digital asset firm that has created a squadron of publicly-traded crypto funds, has announced that private placements for certain funds are now available for accredited investors. An accredited investor is an individual that earns over $200,000 per year ($300,000 if married) or has… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Revolut Confirms it has Temporary Permit from FCA to Offer Cryptocurrency Services, Issues Update About Ripple’s XRP

UK-based digital bank Revolut notes that in 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) had introduced a requirement for all cryptocurrency-related companies or businesses (in the UK) to register with the regulator to confirm that they’re adhering to the country’s money laundering regulations. Revolut’s management pointed… 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

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

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

Crypto Industry Insiders Comment on SEC Complaint Against Ripple Alleging Sale of Unregistered Securities in XRP Distributions

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) lawsuit against Ripple is the largest enforcement action attacking the sale of a cryptocurrency to date. The SEC alleges the sale of an unregistered security in the issuance of XRP, Ripple’s native token. Ripple has been quick to defend… Read More

Bitwise Liquidates XRP Holdings Due to SEC Lawsuit Against Ripple

Bitwise Asset Management, a crypto fund manager since 2017, has announced that the Bitwise 10 Crypto Index Fund (OTCQX: BITW) has liquidated its position in XRP. A Tweet indicated that Bitwise had held an emergency meeting yesterday where the decision was taken to liquidate the… Read More

Bitwise Update: Bitwise 10 Crypto Index Fund Liquidated Position in XRP

Bitwise Asset Management, a provider of crypto-asset index and beta funds, announced on Wednesday the Bitwise 10 Crypto Index Fund (OTCQX: BITW) (the Fund) has liquidated its position in XRP. Bitwise revealed that on Tuesday, December 22nd, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed… Read More

Ripple Support: Cato Director of Financial Regulation Studies Slams Regulation by Enforcement Approach by SEC

Following the announcement of an enforcement action by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleging Ripple engaged in the sale of unregistered securities pertaining to XRP, Ripple has countered and executives have publicly countered the claims. Meanwhile, the lawsuit has caused several digital asset exchanges… Read More

First Hong Kong Regulated Digital Asset Exchange Halts XRP Trading Following SEC Enforcement Action [U] – Other Exchanges Cancel XRP

Just last week, OSL became the first licensed digital asset trading platform in Hong Kong. It received approval by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) to conduct  Type 1 (dealing in securities) and Type 7 (automated trading service -ATS) regulated activities and claims to be… Read More

SEC Charges Ripple, Christian Larsen and Bradley Garlinghouse, with $1.38 Billion Sale of an Unregistered Security

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has publicly posted the complaint charging Ripple with the sale of an unregistered security. Including in the enforcement action are Christian Larsen, the company’s co-founder, executive chairman of its board, and former CEO; and Bradley Garlinghouse, the company’s current… Read More

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