An Ethereum ERC-20 compliant token called “XRP Classic” (XRPC) has surfaced and it has recorded $526 in trading volume in the past 24 hours.
Looking at other details related to XRP Classic show that its total supply is around 645 billion XRPC, however CoinMarketCap’s market data tools have not been able to track its circulating supply. Notably, the Ethereum-based token uses the same logo as Ripple but in an orange color (instead of blue).
According to XRP Classic’s website, the XRPC token is based on a decentralized blockchain network. The site also claims that the XRP Classic platform allows all XRPC tokens to be traded via an automated system. Going through XRP Classic’s whitepaper reveals that it is also supposed to be a platform for creating marketplaces for freelancers.
A Decentralized Marketplace For Freelancers?
As noted in the whitepaper: "XRP Classic is a modern age freelance marketplace created with the aim to resolve all such issues faced by traditional freelance industry and enable seamless, risk-free connectivity between freelancers and buyers at minimal costs.”
As described in the formal write-up, the XRP Classic platform aims to “serve as a state-of-the-art peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplace” for freelancers and the companies looking for professionals to complete various projects. Similar to how many other blockchain-based services operate, XRP Classic’s freelance network does not “involve a middleman and allows [freelancers] to create potential long-term collaborations ... getting a fair share for their efforts while buyer getting quality work at optimal rates.”
"Retweet" Warning Against Potential Scam
However, XRP supporters have said that XRP Classic is clearly a scam. Expressing his frustration and disappointment regarding the new XRPC token, Twitter user AleXRP (@Alexcryptox) remarked: “WHAT SCAM IS XRP CLASSIC AND WHY IS COINMARKET CAP LISTING IT!!'
Guys this is an active malicious group trying to get a fake coin on the market by the looks of it. Look they posted last week!!! Retweet! pic.twitter.com/kNrY0jnFcN— AleXRP [GIVING AWAY XRP AND FINANCIAL ADVICE] (@Alexcryptox) January 14, 2019
In order to spread awareness about the alleged scam, AleXRP asked his followers to “wildly” retweet his warning message. The corporate executive trainer also wrote that the crypto space needs a proper regulatory framework so that people are protected from fraudulent activities.
Some social media users suggested that XRP Classic might even be a harmless joke, however AleXRP insisted that XRP Classic was being promoted by “an active malicious group trying to get a fake coin on the market.” Meanwhile, Wendy Moon (@RippleyMoon), another XRP supporter, observed that XRP Classic’s Twitter account already had 4,000 followers - which she said was “disconcerting.”