XRP holders are hit by uncertainty over the SEC v. Ripple lawsuit’s outcome. XRP holders in the community expected an outcome in the US financial regulator’s lawsuit against the payment giant, in line with the prediction of Ripple counsel Stuart Alderoty.
The altcoin’s price nosedived to $0.51 overnight.
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The US financial regulator, Securities and Exchange Commission’s legal battle with cross-border payment settlement firm Ripple has raged on without an end. XRP holders anticipated that Judge Torres would rule on the case on March 31, based on the prediction of legal counsel Stuart Alderoty.
However, Ripple proponent John Deaton informed the XRP Army that the ruling may come two months hence. Deaton took to Twitter to shed light on the different outcomes in the SEC v. Ripple lawsuit, ranking them from the best to worst for the payment firm.
The best outcome is an outright win for Ripple and the worst is Judge Torres granting a summary judgment in favor of the SEC, in which case Deaton would ask the judge to comment on the secondary sales of the altcoin that affect XRP holders.
Imagined #XRP outcomes:
Best outcome: outright win for @Ripple w/the Judge smacking the SEC for gross overreach and behavior in the case (Judge Netburn has commented SEC lawyers are hypocrites, lack faithful allegiance to the law, and only care about winning the next argument); https://t.co/gJXoxZX6cf
— John E Deaton (@JohnEDeaton1) March 31, 2023
The Ripple proponent told the community that the decision could come out within the next 30-60 days or the next day, as there is no deadline for the same.
After yielding nearly 21% gains for holders over the past week, XRP price nosedived to support at $0.51, earlier today. Interestingly, there was a massive surge in XRP trade volume across Korean exchanges Bithumb, Upbit and Korbit, ahead of this decline.
Whale accumulation of XRP
Whale holdings for the altcoin increased consistently, signaling that large wallet investors are “buying the dip,” this can be perceived as a bullish sign. The altcoin’s recovery could push it back to the $0.54 level, the 24-hour high for XRP.