Indian Police to Bust Another Crypto Scam

New group of scammers under the 'Ripple Fututre' lable were able to steal around $4 000 000
02 August 2018   266

While the actions of the Reserve Bank of India threaten the viability of full-fledged crypto-currency companies, they also have a certain positive effect, in particular, in the struggle against fraudsters.

Indian police arrested two suspects in the appropriation of 300 million rupees ($ 4 million), owned by 1,800 investors, according to Press Trust of India (PTI).

The defendants created a crypto-exchange company called "Ripple Future" and promised to triple the deposits of investors for 250 days. Daily and weekly payments plans were available too. The leadership of Ripple Future stated that the company is based in the US, but the police managed to establish that it was operating from the Indian city of Ghaziabad.

A representative of the law enforcement agency said that the suspects were arrested after about 50 investors had complained about non-payment of funds, while the total number of victims of the scheme is much greater. Two men are accused of several articles of the Penal Enforcement Code of India. One of the accomplices is still wanted by the police.

The law enforcement agencies did not specify whether any role played by the XRP's crypto currency in the activities of Ripple Future.

Ripple to Plan to Target Chinese Market

It has became known that Ripple has plans for Chinese market as early as in March
16 August 2018   158

Ripple, the provider of financial solutions, plans to enter the Chinese market with its blockchain solution for international payments. This is reported by CNBC.

China is definitely of interest, it is definitely a target. China is definitely a country and region of interest.
 

Jeremy Light
Vice president of European Union strategic accounts, Ripple

It has became known that Ripple has plans for Chinese market as early as in March. As the head of the Ripple representative office in the Asia-Pacific region, Sagar Sarbhai, stated at the time, the company is actively negotiating with state institutions and banks of the PRC, regulating regulatory and legal issues, as well as educational work, telling about the advantages of new payment solutions.

Earlier, Ripple entered into a deal with a financial firm from Hong Kong LianLian International. The purpose of the agreement is the use of the xCurrent product by the Hong Kong company to create a system of international payments.

The Ripple product based on the distributed registry technology was originally created for the organization of fast and international payments. More than 100 financial organizations cooperate with the company, including UniCredit, UBS and Standard Chartered.

Against Ripple Labs there has been filed three lawsuits on charges of manipulating the price of the XRP token. At the same time one of the claims was rejected by the Northern District Court of California.