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Senator Lummis Calls for Crypto Regulation in the Wake of Court Ruling on Ripple’s XRP

In a  statement on Twitter on July 14, United States Senator Cynthia Lummis has emphasized the significance of a court ruling by Judge Analisa Torres, which declared Ripple’s (XRP) token as not being a security when traded on digital asset exchanges. Lummis underlined that this ruling shows how critical it is for Congress to provide a comprehensive and precise regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies.

A staunch supporter of Bitcoin (BTC), Senator Lummis underlined the need of an open regulatory regime that would safeguard consumers and promote innovation in the crypto industry. She stressed the need of maintaining the Howey test, a legal criterion used to determine whether an investment meets the criteria to be classified as a security.

Lummis asked for regulatory rules for digital assets that are in accordance with the interpretation of the Howey test and drew attention to the Responsible Financial Innovation Act, commonly known as the Lummis-Gillibrand bill, which she co-introduced with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. This law seeks to provide legal frameworks and bring clarity to the fast developing digital asset market.

U.S. regulation of digital assets will be profoundly impacted by the outcome of the ongoing court struggle between Ripple Labs and the Securities and Exchange Commission. This case has the potential to influence future industry development based on its decision.

The existing legal ambiguity has an inhibiting effect on business activity, investor confidence, and economic growth. In order to foster a flourishing cryptocurrency industry, legislative certainty is necessary, which is why Senator Lummis is appealing to Congress.

Ripple has benefited somewhat from the decision, but it’s still unclear how Congress will react to Lummis’s request for regulatory clarification. Her efforts still show that politicians are becoming more aware of the potential of the cryptocurrency sector and the need for a forward-thinking regulation approach.

Following a recent court decision involving Ripple’s XRP currency, U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis has urged Congress to create transparent and thorough regulatory frameworks for cryptocurrencies. With the result of the Ripple case possibly influencing the future of digital asset regulation in the United States, her efforts highlight the critical need for regulatory certainty in the cryptocurrency industry.


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