Cryptocurrency alternate Bittrex announced on Dec. 29 that will probably be eradicating all XRP markets ranging from Jan. 15, 2021. Buying and selling pairs affected are BTC/XRP, ETH/XRP, USDT/XRP and USD/XRP.
The announcement comes simply days after fellow alternate Coinbase mentioned that it might suspend trading in XRP from Jan. 19.
XRP’s fortunes have taken a major downturn since america Securities and Alternate Fee unveiled a lawsuit against XRP issuer Ripple final week.
The lawsuit alleges that Ripple, together with CEO Brad Garlinghouse and co-founder Chris Larsen, have raised greater than $1.3 billion by means of what it claims is an unregistered, ongoing securities sale of XRP.
Ripple hit back yesterday, claiming that the SEC’s “assault” on Ripple is an try to deliver down all the U.S. crypto trade.
Whereas denying that XRP is certainly a safety because the SEC claims, it additionally famous that almost all of XRP prospects reside exterior of the U.S. and that it might proceed to function and help its merchandise in the remainder of the world.
Nonetheless, this appears to have accomplished little to reassure buyers, as XRP worth dropped one other 10% previously 24 hours to $0.20.
XRP had been using excessive previous to the announcement of the SEC lawsuit, hitting a yearly excessive of $0.67 in late November.
With 70% of that worth now worn out, analysts are questioning whether or not this lawsuit could be a final death-knell for XRP.