SOL, MATIC, ADA Tokens Surge Following XRP Ruling

A federal judge on Thursday ruled he sale of Ripple’s XRP tokens on exchanges and through algorithms did not constitute investment contracts.

AccessTimeIconJul 13, 2023 at 6:31 p.m. UTC
Updated Jul 14, 2023 at 2:53 p.m. UTC
10 Years of Decentralizing the Future
May 29-31, 2024 - Austin, TexasThe biggest and most established global hub for everything crypto, blockchain and Web3.Register Now

Cryptocurrencies that the U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) deemed unregistered securities in last month's lawsuits against Coinbase and Binance have posted double-digit percentage gains on the news of a favorable court ruling regarding Ripple's XRP.

Solana's (SOL), Polygon's (MATIC), and Cardano's (ADA) are all higher by roughly 15% in Wednesday afternoon action.

In the seminal U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) case filed in 2020 against blockchain platform Ripple, a U.S. District Court Judge in the Southern District of New York ruled Wednesday that the sale of Ripple’s XRP tokens on exchanges and through algorithms did not constitute investment contracts.

While it wasn't a complete victory for Ripple – the judge also ruled that institutional sale of the tokens did violate federal securities laws – the news has sent XRP soaring by 54% in afternoon trade.

Edited by Stephen Alpher.


Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is an award-winning media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. In November 2023, CoinDesk was acquired by Bullish group, owner of Bullish, a regulated, institutional digital assets exchange. Bullish group is majority owned by; both groups have interests in a variety of blockchain and digital asset businesses and significant holdings of digital assets, including bitcoin. CoinDesk operates as an independent subsidiary, and an editorial committee, chaired by a former editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal, is being formed to support journalistic integrity.

Krisztian  Sandor

Krisztian Sandor is a reporter on the U.S. markets team focusing on stablecoins and institutional investment. He holds BTC and ETH.

Learn more about Consensus 2024, CoinDesk's longest-running and most influential event that brings together all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Head to to register and buy your pass now.