Ripple gets full support at Uphold

Financial services provider Uphold is expanding its crypto assets portfolio and will enable full support of XRP that goes live on May 24
21 May 2018   2348

The former digital money platform known as BitReserve – currently branded as Uphold is looking forward to expanding its crypto offering even more. This time a full support of Ripple's XRP is rolling out on the platform on May 24. Back in March a member poll was conducted to decide the next token to support on the platform.

Ripple won with an overwhelming majority and was enabled to be traded by Uphold users from the corresponding wallets. There was even a zero-fee campaign for the first 5 mln XRP purchased to celebrate the launch. Now the full support is incoming with clients being able to trade using any wallets.

We are thrilled to announce that starting today Uphold members have access to buy and sell XRP right from their Uphold wallet. For a limited time and in celebration of this launch, Uphold is offering ZERO fees for the first 5M XRP purchased*.

This is another important milestone for our members and for Uphold as XRP is one of the fastest growing digital assets and the third most valuable cryptocurrency with a market cap of $24,838,048,184.

 

Uphold statement from March 30

Uphold serves 184+ countries with 30+ currencies (both traditional and crypto) and commodities providing frictionless foreign exchange and cross-border remittance around the world. The service combines a platform app model with payment connectivity to offer financial services to a global market.

US Crypto Companies to Support TON in Case With SEC

The Blockchain Association said Telegram taken sufficient measures to ensure that the Gram token offer met SEC requirements
23 January 2020   446

The Blockchain Association, which combines companies such as Coinbase, Circle, 0x and Ripple, issued an expert opinion as part of the ongoing proceedings of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with Telegram.

Previously, the Digital Commerce Chamber launched a similar initiative. The blockchain association, however, was more straightforward and stated that Telegram had taken sufficient measures to ensure that the Gram token offer met SEC requirements. According to members of the organization, the actions of the SEC can damage not only Telegram, but the market as a whole.

The Court should not block a long-planned, highly anticipated product launch by interfering with a contract between sophisticated private parties. Doing so would needlessly harm the investors that securities laws were designed to protect.

 

The Blockchain Association

The Blockchain Association notes that for many years it has not been possible for SEC to obtain clear and unambiguous guidance for conducting activities in the cryptocurrency space, while the claims of the regulator make the current situation even more ambiguous. 

The SEC’s lawsuit also raises novel questions regarding whether companies are forbidden from raising funds from sophisticated U.S. investors, under well-established regulatory provisions, to build blockchain networks.

 

The Blockchain Association

They cite examples of startups TurnKey Jet and Pocketful of Quarters, in respect of which the regulator recommended not to apply legal measures, adding that such litigations inevitably involve high costs and do not guarantee industry participants that they will not be prosecuted in the future.

Telegram discussed its plans with SEC staff for a year and a half, provided copious information and responded to limited feedback by adjusting the design of its transaction. Yet, at the end, the SEC has sued, and the SEC’s briefs thus far say nothing about the substance of those discussions. 

 

The Blockchain Association

In conclusion, the group asks the court to “reject the SEC’s arguments that the not-yet-in-existence Grams were securities at the time of the Purchase Agreements.”