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Ripple vs. SEC: The Countdown to a Court Battle Coincides with Bitcoin’s Ripple Effect

A high-stakes legal battle between Ripple and the SEC has sparked interest, not just for its consequences but also for its timing, which coincides with a seismic event in the cryptocurrency world: Bitcoin Halving. The confluence of these events is sure to send waves (pun intended) through the cryptocurrency market.

Ripple just informed Judge Analisa Torres that it will be available for proceedings only in the second quarter of 2024. Ripple’s top executives, CEO Brad Garlinghouse and Chairman Chris Larsen, said they will be unavailable from April 1 to 14. Meanwhile, the SEC’s timeline filing noted non-availability dates from April 15-19, May 1-7, and May 27-31, 2024.

What conclusions can be drawn from these schedules? A court date between April 22 and 26 is relatively specific after the Bitcoin Halving event. Extending the deadline might push the process into June 2024.

Despite the legal turbulence, the thriving XRP community remains unafraid. Many in the community believe that the SEC’s appeal, which appears to have lowered the asset’s price, will eventually fail. Judge Torres’ decision on XRP ODL (On-Demand Liquidity), a conduit for quick worldwide transactions spanning two fiat currencies, is a watershed moment. The consensus is that XRP is not a security, which could significantly impact the outcome.

A critical question arises: How will the value of XRP react in the aftermath of these chronological alignments? If Ripple triumphs again, converging favourable circumstances might propel XRP’s worth soaring. In contrast, historical trends after Bitcoin Halvings frequently show a “sell-off” before the predicted bull market surge. Could XRP have an unexpected plunge before joining the market’s rising trend?

Unexpectedly, an SEC victory might devastate XRP’s value, defying mainstream expectations, regardless of Halving’s influence. As the April court date approaches, intelligent XRP investors may consider acquiring the asset during its next troughs, all while keeping a close eye on the market situation.

XRP consolidates similarly to the period preceding Judge Torres’ initial judgement. With a 3% increase in the last 24 hours, raising XRP to $0.53, trade volume has dropped 17%. Nonetheless, the broader crypto market is upbeat and ready to favour XRP immediately, mainly if it can surpass and maintain the $0.64 threshold.


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