Cryptocurrency RIPPLE gains 5% as fintech lawyers await to get access to internal SEC correspondence in court later today. Ripple has been fighting the SEC for nearly 2 years according to which the cryptocurrency is a security, and the company behind it has committed illegal sales. The cryptocurrency has proved surprisingly resilient to the crypto crisis of recent days.
The dossier due to arrive in court today is expected to include messages exchanged by SEC members after former director Hinman’s speech. The one contrary to Gensler’s position indicated that cryptocurrencies could be commodities. Potentially inconsistent comments could undermine the SEC’s authority and increase Ripple’s chances of winning in court.
The Federal Trade Commission (CFTC) has long been in dispute with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over whether cryptocurrencies should be considered commodities or securities. Over the years, there has still been no consistent position on the issue. This regulatory mess could be exploited by lawyers;
In recent weeks, which have been very weak for crypto, the price of Ripple has managed to rise unexpectedly. The chart below shows the divergence between Binancecoin (yellow chart) testing the December minima, and Ripple - this one has been gaining since late May. In contrast to Bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies. The market is taking a positive view of the chances of winning in court, with the judge allowing evidence of the Commission’s internal correspondences into the case despite the SEC’s protest.
RIPPLE is climbing in the vicinity of 0.56 USD, and potentially breaking the psychological resistance of previous peaks at 0.57 USD may open the way to 0.68USD where the price may encounter the first significant resistance (past price action).