XRP Wins Regulatory Support from European Institute

XRP’s Status as a Utility Token

The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) has recognized XRP as a utility token, not a security. This distinction is important because the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing Ripple Labs, the company behind XRP, claiming it is a security.

Court Ruling in Favor of XRP

In July 2023, a court ruled that XRP sold on exchanges is not a security. This ruling provides support for the ECGI’s conclusion that XRP is a utility token.

Wider Implications for XRP

The ECGI’s recognition of XRP’s utility status legitimizes its use as a medium of exchange in the RippleNet payment network. This could lead to wider adoption of XRP by financial institutions for cross-border transactions.

Market Fluctuations

Despite the positive news from ECGI, the XRP market has experienced price fluctuations. This is likely due to a broader correction in the cryptocurrency market.

SEC Deadline

The SEC has a deadline of March 22 to publish its opening brief regarding remedies in the Ripple lawsuit. This deadline coincides with the recent price decline in XRP.


The ECGI’s recognition of XRP’s utility token status is a significant boost for the XRP community. It supports the view that XRP has a potential role in the global financial landscape.