US Exchanges Don't Want to List Ripple, Bloomberg Says

XRP is controlled by one company means, this means that cryptocurrency has at least one sign of a security, so the exchanges can have issues with it
05 April 2018   1521

Ripple has one serious problem: the two largest US exchanges refused to list XRP. This is reported by Bloomberg.

Sources, familiar with the situation said that last year Ripple offered Gemini and Coinbase big money for the listing, but they were adamant. The thing is that US regulators are pursuing a policy aimed at preventing the distribution of securities under the guise of cryptocurrencies and digital tokens. The fact that XRP is controlled by one company means that this cryptocurrency has at least one sign of a security, therefore, listing it can lead to serious problems for the exchange.

Last year, the head of Ripple appealed to Gemini with a proposal to conduct a listing of XRP for $ 1 million in Fiat. This was followed by several other proposals with differing conditions, the source said.

During preliminary talks with Coinbase last fall, Ripple suggested to borrow to the exchange over $ 100 million in its own crypto currency, with the prospect of extracting a major benefit from the subsequent growth of the exchange rate.

Both exchanges were forced to refuse Ripple, the source explained.

A spokeswoman for Ripple stated that not all the information provided by the sources corresponded to reality, but refused to say what they had made a mistake.

Among other things, if XRP will still be recognized as a security, exchanges can begin delisting process of the coin.

Ripple to Write Open Letter to US Congress

Ripple's execs asked congress to support the development of the technology
29 July 2019   306

Brad Garlinghouse, head of California-based Fintech startup Ripple, and co-founder Chris Larsen, wrote an open letter to the US Congress on the eve of relevant hearings at the Senate Banking Committee. They asked lawmakers to decide on regulation, but at the same time not painting them with a broad brush.

So, Garlinghouse and Larsen are convinced that cryptocurrencies will complement fiat currencies, and not put their existence at risk, and the United States, in their opinion, should lead the development of the industry.

According to them, without proper regulation, there are risks for innovation, tax revenues and jobs in the blockchain industry.

We urge you to support regulation that does not disadvantage U.S. companies using these technologies to innovate responsibly, and classifies digital currencies in a way that recognizes their fundamental differences—not painting them with a broad brush.

Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple &
Chris Larsen, Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Ripple

Earlier, Garlinghouse agreed with US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin that cryptocurrency could not replace Fiat.

Probably, the head of Ripple fears that lawmakers will not understand the differences between cryptocurrency and Libra digital currency, and will introduce the same regulation for them.

Despite the fact that Ripple was able to significantly increase its customer base after the Facebook initiative was announced, Garlinghaus had already expressed fears that excessive attention to Libra could harm the industry as a whole.

On Tuesday, July 30, the US Senate will hold hearings on the regulation of cryptocurrency, during which the CEO of Circle company Jeremy Allair, a member of the Congressional research service Rebecca Nelson and a law professor at the University of California Mehra Baradaran will speak.