XRP Investors Being Targeted by FUD-Spreading Bots on Twitter

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Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:16
Alex Dovbnya
The XRP army steps on the FUD-fighting warpath as its gets attack by multiple Twitter bots
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On Feb. 13, multiple XRP holders started complaining about an anti-XRP campaign that was perpetrated with the help of multiple Twitter bots. Newly created accounts were tagging them with the same discouraging message about how the team of developers is going to jump ship.

Demoralizing tweets have no impact  

The bot army is not that threatening given that all of them have zero followers, and their accounts were created in January in 2019. However, while the malicious accounts get reported, new bots appear every minute.

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Earlier, U.Today also reported about Elon Musk being targeted by Ethereum scam bots on Twitter.

The silver lining

According to one Twitter user, the fact that bots are able to differentiate between Ripple and XRP is at least one positive thing about the whole situation. U.Today reminds that Ripple is not a cryptocurrency (Ripple’s native token XRP is).

XRP is the third biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalization after recently ceding ground to Ethereum. At press time, XRP is sitting at $0.30.  

About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.


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