Ripple Labs Case Will Address Key Cryptocurrency Question

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Christian Everdell analyzes the potential implications on the regulation of cryptocurrency as a result of Ryan Coffey v. Ripple Labs, Inc. in his latest article for Law360.

It is time to start talking about the elephant in the room. A critical question about the regulation of cryptocurrencies that has long been apparent, but until recently has been lying dormant, has now vaulted to the forefront of the conversation: Do cryptocurrencies that function primarily as a medium of exchange and otherwise operate like traditional currencies (e.g., ether, ripple and bitcoin) qualify as securities under the U.S. securities laws?

Originally published in Law360 - June 11, 2018.

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