Ripple, MoneyGram to 'Wind Down' Partnership

This ends an agreement the two companies had put on hold in February.

Mar 8, 2021 at 9:35 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:23 p.m. UTC

Ripple Labs said it and MoneyGram have decided to wind down their partnership agreement.

  • This ends an agreement the two companies had put on hold in February.
  • Under terms of the agreement that was put on hold and is now ending, Ripple had been paying MoneyGram to use the XRP token in international settlement since 2019 and first engaging in a pilot agreement with the service in 2018. Since then, MoneyGram had netted $61.5 million in “market development fees” from Ripple.
  • Shares of MoneyGram dropped in after-hours trading, down 7%.
  • The agreement was put on hold after U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Ripple saying XRP is an unregistered security in violation of U.S. investments law. Ripple is fighting those assertions.
  • Ripple said the two sides are "committed" to revisiting their relationship in the future.

This story is developing and will be updated.


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