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Ripple CEO: California court's ruling on Ripple lawsuit does not change the fact that XRP is not a security

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse recently clarified the recent court ruling on the Ripple securities lawsuit. US Northern District of California Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton made a summary judgment on federal and state class action claims, but under California law, refused to make summary judgments on individual claims.

Why is XRP price up today?

Key factors driving XRP's price upward today are hopes of spot XRP exchange-traded funds in the U.S. and increased accumulation by whales.
Why is XRP price up today?

500 Million XRP Unlocked from Escrow in Unknown Wallet

Whale Alert monitoring shows that around 10:15 Beijing time, 500 million XRP (worth $248,531,377) was unlocked from an unknown wallet.

A total of 800 million XRP were locked to Ripple custody addresses this morning, worth approximately $476 million.

According to Whale Alert monitoring, a total of 800 million XRP were locked in three transfer transactions to Ripple's custody address this morning, with a value of approximately 476 million US dollars.

400 million XRP transferred from Ripple custodian wallet to Ripple address

According to Whale Alert monitoring, at 11:26:31 Beijing time, 400 million XRP ($217,409,122) was transferred from a Ripple hosted wallet to a Ripple wallet address.

Market Analysts Speculate Ripple's XRP Could Evolve Into a Gold-Backed Stablecoin

Market analysts are speculating that Ripple's XRP could potentially become a gold-backed stablecoin, which would differ from traditional USD-pegged stablecoins. Black Swan Capitalist Founder Versan Aljarrah believes that XRP could play a vital role in the development of a gold-backed stablecoin, as institutions like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have been urging for such a development. Aljarrah cited research conducted by Black Swan Capitalist's financial analyst Vandell and Miles Franklin CEO Andy Schectman, which concluded that XRP is the "key" to a gold-backed stablecoin. However, former Ripple director Sean McBride believes that XRP is more likely to be classified as a payments stablecoin, rather than a traditional stablecoin.

Hong Kong Virtual Asset Consortium removes XRP from global crypto index

Solana took over XRP's position in HKVAC's top 5 cryptocurrency global index, and AVAX replaced Tron, amid market fluctuations in the past 30 days.
Hong Kong Virtual Asset Consortium removes XRP from global crypto index

XRP ETF application could be filed in April and could launch before year-end

The cryptocurrency XRP may launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) this year and the application could be submitted as early as the next few months. Cryptocurrency expert Ben Armstrong hinted at the forthcoming XRP ETF in a video, stating that the application for the ETF could be submitted in April based on insider information and that the SEC's lawsuit against Ripple is also planned to end. Armstrong further stated that BlackRock, the world's largest asset management company and a leading manager of Bitcoin ETFs, will be the first to launch an XRP ETF.

Grayscale makes quarterly update on multi-asset cryptocurrency index fund component weights, GDLC adds AVAX and XRP, and removes MATIC

On January 7th, Grayscale announced quarterly updates to the component weights of the multi-asset cryptocurrency index fund GDLC.<br>In this adjustment, Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund (GDLC) added AVAX and XRP, and removed MATIC. As of January 4, 2024, the components of the Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund include BTC, ETH, ADA, SOL, AVAX, and XRP;<br>The CRV was removed from the Grayscale DeFi Fund (DEFG) index. The components of the Grayscale DeFi Fund (DEFG) include UNI, LDO, AAVE, MKR, and SNX;<br>The components of the Grayscale Non-Ethereum-based Smart Contract Platform Fund (GSCPxE) include ADA, SOL, MATIC, DOT, AVAX, and ATOM.

Number of NFTs minted on XRP Ledger platform exceeds 5 million

Bithomp statistics show that over 5 million NFTs have been minted on the XRP Ledger platform, with 5,166,733 NFTs currently using the XLS-20 standard. At the beginning of 2023, the NFT issuance on the XRP Ledger was less than 1 million.