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Deaton Says His Bitcoin Investment Outweighs His XRP Investment 


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Attorney Deaton has more investment in Bitcoin than XRP 

In a tweet today, pro-XRP lawyer John Deaton reiterated that his investment in Bitcoin (BTC) outweighs his XRP stake. 

“I have standing to make this comment b/c my #BTC investment significantly outweighs my #XRP investment (my #XRP family overlooks this and forgives me),” said Deaton.  

His comment was in reaction to a tweet by Digital Asset Investor, who shared a picture of Deaton on stage at the XRP Las Vegas 2023 event

Deaton Praises XRP Community 

Despite declaring that his BTC investment outweighs his XRP portfolio, Deaton still praised the XRP community. 

“But the #XRPCommunity is the brightest, most knowledgeable, and most passionate of all crypto communities,” he added

Not New 

Notably, this is not the first time Deaton has disclosed that he has more investment in Bitcoin than XRP. In an April interview with crypto news outlet Cointelegraph, Deaton revealed that he is “more of a Bitcoin and Ethereum guy.”

Deaton disclosed that he has a small investment in XRP, while BTC and ETH represent a massive chunk of his crypto portfolio. 

“The reality is, XRP was a small investment for me; I was 10 times more into Bitcoin and four times more into Ethereum,” said Deaton. 

His remarks shocked many, given the efforts Deaton has made to protect the interest of XRP community members in the ongoing SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit. 

It bears mentioning that Deaton represents thousands of investors as amicus curiae (a friend of the court) counsel in the lawsuit between the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Meanwhile, Deaton’s tweet sparked reactions among XRP enthusiasts who initially believed the famous lawyer only holds XRP, given his commitment in the SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit. 

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Lele Jima
Lele Jima
Lele Jima is a cryptocurrency enthusiast and journalist who is focused on educating people about how the nascent asset class is transforming the world. Aside from cryptocurrency-related activities, Jima is a lover of sports and music.

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