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Brad Garlinghouse States What Would Make Ripple Accept Settlement in XRP Lawsuit

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse notes that companies such as the Bank of America would benefit big if Ripple Labs settles with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In a broader view, he remains confident that the XRP lawsuit would end in favor of the cross-border payments firm Ripple.

During the just-concluded Ripple Swell 2022, Brad Garlinghouse discussed his expectations on the XRP lawsuit. He spoke about the possibility of a settlement between Ripple and the SEC.

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Ripple’s Condition To Settle With the SEC

A settlement in the Ripple-SEC lawsuit means that the SEC would have to agree that XRP is not a security, which will result in the dismissal of the court litigation. In other words, the SEC would drop its securities claim on XRP, while also providing clarity on the embattled cryptocurrency. It is on these grounds that Brad Garlinghouse said Ripple would agree to a settlement. 

While a settlement may lead to XRP rallying in price, the Ripple CEO mentioned that the Bank of America stands to gain big if a settlement happens in the Ripple-SEC case. The Bank of America is a huge part of the crypto solutions company as it is a member of the RippleNet Committee. 

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Per the Tuesday update by Linqto Director of Member Sales Nick Burrafato, Brad Garlinghouse stressed that the top financial institution, Bank of America, will have a huge competitive advantage over others by using Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL)On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) in the marketplace. 

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So far, the SEC has presented no substantial evidence in Court to prove that XRP is a security. The agency only strives to win the lawsuit using the Howey Test.

Jeremy Hogan, a top attorney and partner at Hogan & Hogan law firm, noted that the SEC won’t win the XRP case using just one element of the Howey Test. This one element is the “expectation of profits on the efforts of others” prong.


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Ndianabasi Tom joined the crypto and blockchain industry in 2019. He is an all-rounded crypto content writer. He mostly covers industry news, developments, and other educational resources. He believes that proper crypto awareness is instrumental to achieving mass adoption.
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