An undisclosed SEC memo, spotlighted in a latest Twitter dialogue, questions the company’s preliminary stance on XRP’s classification, complicating Ripple’s ongoing authorized battle.
Invoice Morgan highlighted a memo discussing the SEC’s inner views on XRP’s safety standing.
John Deaton, in his response, clarified that the memo didn’t label XRP as a non-security however indicated no enforcement suggestions, suggesting the SEC didn’t initially view XRP as a safety.
Impression on Ripple’s Lawsuit
Deaton identified that if the SEC was uncertain about XRP’s standing in 2018, it’s questionable to accuse Ripple leaders, Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen, of beforehand promoting XRP recklessly as an unregistered safety. Whereas the memo’s particulars are confidential, it challenges the SEC’s present stance in opposition to Ripple.
Because the authorized face-off between Ripple and the SEC unfolds, this undisclosed memo complicates the talk surrounding XRP’s classification and Ripple’s alleged misconduct.