Court to Refuse to Return XRP Case to the Lower Instance

The case by XRP investor alleged that Ripple used dishonest and illegal tactics to control the price of XRP
13 August 2018   1041

The Court of the Northern District of California rejected the claim to return the lawsuit against Ripple Labs to a lower court initially formed by investor Ryan Coffey in the San Francisco court on May 3, 2018. Coffey wanted the trial to continue in lower courts in California and not be carried out by federal courts, Bitcoinist reports.

With his suit, Coffey claims to recover the losses he incurred as a result of investing in XRP. He claims that Ripple is manipulating the XRP course with unreasonable statements about the future price of the crypto currency, while violating California Corporate Law and "hiding the role of the security."

He also accuses Ripple CEO Bred Garlinghouse of misleading investors with statements aimed at promoting and enhancing the market rate of XRP. The plaintiff believes that XRP is not a fully decentralized crypto currency, which leads to the conclusion that Ripple may violate securities laws by distributing it.

Having read the papers filed by the parties and carefully considered their arguments and the relevant legal authority, and good cause appearing, the court hereby DENIES plaintiff’s motion.
 

Court's Statement

Meanwhile, two lawsuits against Ripple have already been transferred to federal courts in the United States. One of them was issued by a group of investors in late May. Its organizers also claim that they lost money, because they invested them in XRP under the influence of the company's statements, and assume that it can distribute unregistered securities. A third lawsuit with similar applications was filed in early July.

Ripple to Sell $169.42M Worth XRP in Q1 2019

It's 31% more than in Q4 2018, when company was able to sell less than $130M worth XRP
25 April 2019   77

Ripple published a financial report for the first quarter of 2019, indicating that during this period it managed to gain $ 169.42 million from the sale of XRP cryptocurrency. The value increased by 31% compared with the fourth quarter 2018, when XRP was implemented at $ 129.03 million.

Direct institutional sales brought the company $ 61.93 million compared to $ 40.15 million in the previous quarter. The indicator of “programmable sales”, that is, sales carried out with the help of intermediaries, also increased and amounted to $ 107.49 million against $ 88.88 million.

XRP Sales Table, Q4 2018 | Q1 2019
XRP Sales Table, Q4 2018 | Q1 2019

Total XRP trading declined by about 2% to $ 53.85 billion in the first quarter of this year, against $ 54.82 billion in the fourth quarter of the previous year.

For comparison, for the same period last year, Ripple managed to sell XRP for $ 167.7 million, that is, a change in the indicator was about 1%.

In the first quarter, Ripple released 3 billion XRP from its escrow wallets. At the same time, 2.3 billion XRP were returned and entered into new escrow contracts. “The remaining 700 million XRP not returned to escrow are being used in a variety of ways to help support the XRP ecosystem,” explains the company.

In the middle of the month, it became aware of the decision of the Japanese bank Resona to withdraw from the MoneyTap payment project being developed by Ripple.