Ripple Trade Japan Operator arrested; XRP falls

Yuki Takenaka, operator of Ripple Trade Japan, arrested in Japan; XRP lost about 6% in 24h
19 October 2017   2468

Tokyo police arrested the head of the Ripple Trade Japan platform, Yuki Takenaka, on suspicion of cheating the investor as part of a large-scale investigation of fraudulent schemes. This is reported by Cryptocoinsnews with reference to local media.

Arrested Ripple Trade Japan Operator
Arrested Ripple Trade Japan Operator

The Ripple Trade Japan platform was founded in 2014. In exchange for investments, clients received promissory notes that could be exchanged among themselves or converted into both XRP tokens and fiduciary funds.

Takenaka is suspected of stealing funds from one of the investors for an amount of 1.4 million yen. It is assumed that he persuaded the victim to send money to the bank account of the trading platform, although at that time the company was already bankrupt.

Also, the anti-cyber crime unit of the Tokyo Police is investigating the theft of client funds of Ripple Trade Japan in the amount of 17 million yen and suspects precisely Takenaka in this crime.

In addition, law enforcement officials also believe that Takenaka could have appropriated 120 million yen in the form of debt receipts between November 2014 and February 2015. It is assumed that he exchanged some of these receipts for the receipts of other trading floors, and the rest converted to fiat, using the money so obtained for personal enrichment.

According to the police, Takenaka himself acknowledges most of the charges.

Ripple Price

It is known that cryptocurrency market is very volatile and it reacts immediately to any news. So let's check Ripple price on the backgrown of this event.

Ripple Price Chart
Ripple Price Chart

The arrest may not be the only reason, but  Ripple lost about 6% of it's price in 24h. At the moment or press, XRP price is $0.210255 with $8,101,448,716 marketcap. 

Coincheck OTC to List ETH & XRP

OTC-platform from Coincheck aimed at large investors, started working about two weeks ago and minimum transaction threshold is 50 BTC
15 April 2019   312

Coincheck has added support for Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple's XRP token to the recently launched over-the-counter (OTC) platform. This is reported by Cointelegraph.

In addition to ETH and XRP, the Coincheck OTC platform supports Bitcoin. The management of the marketplace plans to add other cryptoactives in the future.

OTC platforms are focused mainly on large traders who want to reduce transaction costs when working with large amounts. In particular, transactions on such platforms are carried out outside the main book of exchange orders, which sometimes allows to avoid excessive price fluctuations. In addition, at such sites, investors often have the opportunity to buy or sell an asset at a better price.

OTC-platform from Coincheck started working about two weeks ago. The minimum transaction threshold is 50 BTC.

Last year, Coincheck fell victim to a massive hacker attack, during which over $ 500 million in XEM equivalent was stolen.

Then the exchange was bought by a large online broker Monex Group Inc. The deal amounted to $ 33.6 million.