‘It Was Over The Day It Was Filed’; XRP Lawyer Drops Another Prediction

By Ashish Kumar
February 23, 2022 Updated February 23, 2022
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John Deaton, the attorney representing XRP holders in the SEC v. Ripple lawsuit announced that the case against Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen is over. It was over the day it was filed, he added. The case filed to decide whether XRP token is a security of Ripple has seen many things unfolding till now.

In Dec. 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleged that Ripple Labs and its executives raised $1.3 billion over a seven-year period by the sale of unregistered securities XRP tokens.

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Meanwhile, John Deaton believes that the case was over the day it was filed as there is no way that SEC can take this case any further. However, to turn this case in their favor, the commission has to prove that Ripple executives had actual knowledge that XRP was a security and they carelessly moved on with knowing that.

  • John Deaton laid down the full timeline

Perkins & Coie, the law firm who actually wrote the legal memos for Ripple back in 2012 also assisted Hinman to draft his 2018 “Ether is no longer a security speech.”


Hinman in his speech has expressed his views over Bitcoin and Ethereum. He has said that Ether is not securities transactions based on the state of Ether, the Ethereum network, and its decentralized structure. He believed that Bitcoin also is not a security because network participants are not reliant upon the efforts of a central third party. These statements are the big takeaways from his speech.

It is very difficult for SEC to prove what they believe in that XRP is a security as in 2012, Perkins Coie legally consulted Ripple over XRP token. SEC let XRP trade in the market till late 2018 without notifying that the token is a security then how can the commission can prove that Garlinghouse and Larsen were reckless in 2013.

John Deaton claims that Ripple can prove the opposite by portraying that it wasn’t even obvious to the SEC that XRP was a security.

Concluding over these events and pieces of evidence, Ripple executives can easily prove they didn’t believe XRP was a security, even SEC itself wasn’t convinced that XRP was a security.

Moreover, market participants like Coinbase and Bailard prove that XRP wasn’t a security. Coinbase with its legal authorities in 2019 concluded that XRP was not a security. The platform then communicated that fact to the SEC and then proceeded to list the token.

While Bailard made clear to the SEC it would only trade digital assets generally accepted with in the industry as non-securities

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