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The Ethereum Free Pass, Fair Notice and the Fight Ahead

By John E. Deaton, Founder and Host, CryptoLaw. I believe we have reached a turning point in the fight against the Securities and Exchange Commission’s unfair and abusive treatment of XRP holders in its lawsuit against Ripple. So much evidence has come out in this case that exposes the outrageous actions of the SEC and […]
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When We Face the Government, the Crypto Community Must Unify and Rise

By John E. Deaton, Founder and Host, CryptoLaw. The apparent defeat over the crypto tax reporting measure in the infrastructure bill was a vivid warning.  The U.S. government doesn’t know what it’s doing on crypto, but it’s taking action anyway.  A $2 trillion economic sector is too ripe a target for a government that has […]
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Ripple gets support from Blockchain Association in XRP lawsuit against SEC

By Timmy Shen. November 17, 2022. (Forkast) Fast facts The Blockchain Association filed its amicus brief on Tuesday, saying: “The SEC’s extremely broad interpretation of the securities laws would have devastating effects on the industry (and even outside the industry).” The Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI), an alliance of industry leaders, also filed an amicus brief on Tuesday in […]
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SEC Shouldn’t Win ‘Most Overbroad’ Ripple Suit, Court Told

By Emilie Ruscoe. November 16, 2022. (Law360) A group of investors in Ripple Labs Inc.’s signature digital assets XRP have argued the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s allegations in its suit against the blockchain company “are quite possibly the most overbroad, far-reaching claims ever made in an SEC enforcement action,” asking a New York federal judge to deny […]
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Crypto Law Experts Suggest SEC Likely To Lose Key Case And Discredit Howey Test

As the cryptocurrency trial of the century draws to an close in a Manhattan federal court, there are increasing signs that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) faces a bruising defeat against the San Francisco-based enterprise blockchain innovator Ripple Labs. The verdict could drastically limit the SEC’s authority to regulate crypto in the United States. If […]
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