XRP Twitter Troll Bots Attempt To Scam Ripple Investors By Claiming Abandoned Development Team
XRP FUD Hits Twitter With Bots Claiming That The Development Team Quit
The popular digital asset XRP has been affected by a new FUD campaign on social media, specifically on Twitter. During the last few days, several bots started to write to several users that the development team has abandoned the project for another one. Although it might not be the only reason, XRP lost the second position as the largest cryptocurrency in the market after being surpassed by Ethereum (ETH).
Random users on Twitter started to tag XRP community members explaining to them that developers were abandoning the project. Clearly, this is something that did not happen. At the same time, these accounts suggested users not to purchase XRP or sell if they had some XRP coins.
Some of the accounts to which one of the bots was writing to were recently created. The bot that has as name Ernest Lipscomb writes that she saw that the user followed XRP on Twitter, thus considering this user an XRP holder. After it, she advises selling the coins right away due to the development team quitting Ripple to create another project.
At the same time, these bots were using the Ripple and XRP words as synonyms, when Ripple has explicitly requested the community to clearly distinguish the differences between Ripple, the company, and XRP, the digital asset.
Active XRP members have reported this activity to Twitter, which has yet not blocked most of these accounts. Until now, there are no individuals or groups behind this situation and attack to the XRP community.
At the time of writing this article, XPR is being traded around $0.304 and it has a market capitalization of $12.55 billion.