Within the ongoing authorized tussle between the US Securities and Change Fee (SEC) and Ripple Labs, a doc was filed yesterday. A mysterious non-party, known as the “Funding Banker Declarant,” has formally re-entered an look by way of counsel within the case overseen by Decide Analisa Torres.

The submitting, dated August 15, 2023, in the US District Court docket Southern District of New York reads, “PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT Andrew A. Kunsak of Sidley Austin LLP hereby respectfully enters an look for Funding Banker Declarant 1 within the above-captioned motion. The Clerk of this Court docket is requested to notice this look on the Court docket’s docket and to ahead copies of all entries, orders, notices and different court docket paperwork on this continuing to the undersigned counsel.”

Ripple Vs. SEC: Funding Banker Nonetheless Unknown

As a refresher, the nameless banker had, earlier within the 12 months, submitted a declaration in assist of the SEC’s movement for abstract judgment. Ripple Labs had then objected to this nameless submitting and ardently pushed for a disclosure of the declarant’s identification. Their argument revolved across the level that, “he made the declaration and entry into the case of his personal free will.”

Nevertheless, in protection, the unnamed banker acknowledged that revealing his identification would possibly topic him to unwarranted “harassment.” The SEC-backed this stance.

This continued anonymity has fueled intense hypothesis throughout the XRP group concerning the true identification of this declarant. As reported by Bitcoinist, a outstanding speculation put forth by group member Mr. Huber and Lawyer John Deaton, representing XRP holders within the litigation, leans in direction of Mike Novogratz of Galaxy Digital or Tetragon.

“Why Novogratz?” you would possibly ask. Notably, Galaxy Digital owns a stake in Ripple, and intriguingly, dropped its XRP nearly instantly after the SEC took motion in opposition to Ripple.

It’s no secret that Mike Novogratz, who “cares deeply about his public notion,” as soon as confidently predicted, “I’d wager {dollars} to donuts that the SEC would declare Ether to not be a safety.” His prior entanglements with Joe Lubin of ConsenSys, alongside previous declarations, make this hypothesis compelling, in accordance with Mr. Huber.

Nevertheless, it’s essential to say Tetragon, one other potential candidate. The funding administration group had beforehand sued Ripple after the SEC lawsuit however confronted a loss in court docket.

As Bitcoinist reported, the SEC has not too long ago filed a movement for an interlocutory attraction in opposition to Decide Torres’s verdict, which argued that programmatic gross sales of XRP will not be securities below the Howey Check. In response, Ripple’s Chief Authorized Officer, Stuart Alderoty, commented, “The company is barely searching for the court docket’s permission to file an attraction and never searching for to attraction in opposition to the choice of XRP as a safety.”

At press time, the XRP worth traded at $0.6012 after discovering assist on the 100-day EMA yesterday.

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XRP finds assist on the 100-day EMA, 1-day chart | Supply: XRPUSD on TradingView.com

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