In line with a recent ‘official tweet‘ published, the chief executive officer of cryptocurrency analytics firm ‘Messari’ named ‘Ryan Selkis’, has allegedly received threats after the company revealed a critical analysis report of Ripple [XRP] cryptocurrency.
Research and analysis firm ‘Messari’ revealed its report recently on 24th on Jan., claiming that the capitalization of ‘Ripple [XRP] is probably overvalued by $6.1 Bln‘. The firm reportedly based its analysis on information from cryptocurrency exchanges and third party cryptocurrency data services providers.
Following the publication, the chief executive officer and founding father of Messari, ‘Ryan Selkis’, published a ‘tweet’ alleging that he received a threat call from an anonymous caller:
In a follow-up ‘tweet‘, Selkis declared that he received 2 additional threatening calls, and asked several high-positioned staff of Ripple [XRP] — together with its CEO ‘Brad Garlinghouse’, CTO ‘David Schwartz’ and SVP of Marketing and Communications named ‘Monica Long’ — to denounce the threats against his family, which, as he alleged, are from the XRP community:
At the reporting time, neither Ripple itself, nor any of its individual staff mentioned in Ryan Selkis’ tweet have commented on the alleged threatening calls. Both Messari and its CEO however have not yet responded to the request for any additional comments.
After going to the police office to report the calls, Selkis published another tweet, apparently confirming that the callers weren’t really associated with Ripple [XRP]:
In its recent Q4 2018 report, Ripple ‘announced‘ that the sales of its XRP tokens have declined from Q3 of the same year: the corporate sold around $129 Mln and $163 Mln worth of tokens within the respective time periods.
However at the reporting time, XRP’s ‘capitalization‘ is simply under $13 Bln, making it the 2nd largest cryptocurrency.