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Critical Day for XRP: Ripple vs. SEC Pretrial Conference Could Drive $2 Rally

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  • Upcoming pretrial conference on April 16 could discuss settlement options, though SEC likely to appeal related rulings.
  • Ripple warns community against crypto scams, collaborates with experts to identify and mitigate fraudulent activities.

Ripple, a key player in the global payment sector, is actively preparing for an upcoming court case against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The focus of the lawsuit is on whether Ripple conducted unauthorized securities transactions involving its cryptocurrency, XRP. 

As part of the legal proceedings, Ripple is required to submit an opposition brief by April 22, with a public version due by April 24, while the SEC’s response is expected by May 6. The core of the SEC’s argument is a demand for $2 billion from Ripple for allegedly selling XRP to institutional investors after legal actions had commenced.

On the financial side, XRP saw a decrease of 1.13%, closing at $0.4980. This movement in price occurred against a backdrop of broader market shifts, influenced by unexpectedly strong U.S. retail sales and rising geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, which also contributed to an increase in U.S. Treasury yields and a decline in stock market indices, including a 1.79% fall in the Nasdaq Composite.

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A final pretrial conference is scheduled for April 16, overseen by Judge Sarah Netburn. Although this conference provides an opportunity for settlement discussions, the likelihood of a settlement is reduced by the SEC’s plans to appeal a specific ruling on XRP’s programmatic sales.

In addition to legal challenges, Ripple has been addressing issues related to cryptocurrency scams. It has issued warnings to the XRP community, advising that neither Ripple nor its representatives will request transfers of XRP as part of its communications. 

Ripple is collaborating with external experts and social media platforms to identify and mitigate scam operations, enhancing security for cryptocurrency users. 

Read more: Ripple Redefines Finance: XRP Lending Protocol Shakes Up DeFi

The company’s efforts are geared towards educating the community on recognizing and avoiding common cryptocurrency scams, such as impersonation, phishing, and fraudulent investment schemes.

 

Ripple (XRP) is currently priced at $0.4944, showing a slight increase of 0.84%. The current market trend indicates a period of consolidation with minor fluctuations in price. Based on the historical data and technical analysis, the price of XRP seems to be stabilizing after previous volatility.

It is trading near the lower end of its 52-week range, suggesting a potential area of support that could prevent further decline. 

Given the recent price action and market conditions, it’s plausible that XRP could experience slight increases in the near term, possibly testing the $0.50 mark again, unless any major market-moving news affects investor sentiment negatively.

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Isai Alexei
Isai Alexei
As a content creator, Isai Alexei holds a degree in Marketing, providing a solid foundation for the exploration of technology and finance. Isai's journey into the crypto space began during academic years, where the transformative potential of blockchain technology was initially grasped. Intrigued, Isai delved deeper, ultimately making the inaugural cryptocurrency investment in Bitcoin. Witnessing the evolution of the crypto landscape has been both exciting and educational. Ethereum, with its smart contract capabilities, stands out as Isai's favorite, reflecting a genuine enthusiasm for cutting-edge web3 technologies. Business Email: info@ethnews.com Phone: +49 160 92211628
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