Grayscale Investments liquidates all of its XRP ... while it still can

Grayscale Investments liquidates all of its XRP … while it still can

Institutional crypto fund manager Grayscale Investments has begun the dissolution of its XRP Trust in response to the SEC’s December lawsuit alleging the XRP token is a security under U.S. law.

According to an announcement published Jan. 13, Grayscale decided to dissolve the trust in response to the spate of XRP delistings from major crypto asset exchanges after the SEC’s complaint was filed. Grayscale concluded:

“It is likely to be increasingly difficult for U.S. investors, including the Trust, to convert XRP to U.S. dollars, and therefore continue the Trust’s operations.”

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All XRP held by the trust has already been liquidated, with Grayscale intending to distribute the net cash proceeds to XRP Trust shareholders after deducting expenses. The Trust will be terminated following the distribution of said cash.

Despite the SEC’s hardlineposition on XRP, regulators in other countries are not convinced the token comprises a security.

A January report on cryptocurrency regulation published by the U.K. Treasury classified

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