jumperabv3 Posted November 7, 2017 Share Posted November 7, 2017 (edited) If you read some of my previous posts in this forum you saw that I very much like faucet websites, and there aren't many Ripple faucet websites out there. Whilst I get some small amount of Bitcoin every week from Faucets through referring other people - I tried the following Ripple faucet for quite a long time - RippleFaucet.info - and today when I came to check my account balance I saw the following notification - I am not going to go through the whole lot (you can see it if you wish to down below) but this is the part that makes me mostly concerned with Ripple: In closing, Ripple's strong arm tactics through the use of legal teams, against this and other small websites seeking to promote the Ripple financial ecosystem, reflects poorly on Ripple Labs and suggests that they are no different from the big banks they serve. You have been warned... So let me get it straight - Ripple Labs - the giant company - is chasing small websites for trademark infringement - is it really what's on their mind? The reason I mention it is because 48 hours from now this website is probably going to become a ghost website and no one is going to be able to express their opinion about it because no one would know it even happened except for the website owner and the faucet users who are probably going to remain silent but I'm not ... for me this is a huge issue - I mean - look at Bitcoin - it's skyrocketing over $7,000 because it's a FREE CRYPTO CURRENCY, no one from the "Bitcoin movement" is going to shut down Bitcoin related websites - and this is a DOT INFO domain ... I mean I agree trademark infringement is a violation and of course if Coca Cola wishes to shut down a CocaColaBig.com website they can do it - but what about some common sense?!?! When you drive on the road - the sign says 60 MPH and you drive 67 MPH - would you expect a police officer to stop you for that?! NO !!! Why?! Because it's freaking common sense - if he would then everyone would be a criminal ... of course if you drive 80 MPH or more then that's crossing a red line already - but Ripple Labs - why not use some Common Sense?!?! Why are you chasing small website owners? Really ... all you have in mind is trademark infringement? Yes I totally agree with this website owner whom I don't know and never met but he's right saying this is definitely 100% REFLECTS POORLY ON RIPPLE LABS AND SUGGESTS THEY ARE NO DIFFERENT FROM THE BIG BANKS THEY SERVE. Lastly, I've gone to the new site this person created - and here he says the following: What is XRP? XRP is the ticker symbol of a cryptocurrency which cannot be named due to legal reasons. XRP is run by people who apparently spend far too much on ****** law firms. Unfortunately it is a case of 'love the currency, hate the company'. You are unlikely to ever get rich on XRP, as this is a currency by the rich for the rich (i.e. bankers). If you truly want to support innovative cryptocurrencies, we recommend looking into community backed, open source projects such as Monero and Elastic. So what's my opinion about all this? It changes lots of perspective I had for Ripple and especially for the XRP ... I do hold lots of XRP but I'm losing my faith with this company - Crypto Currencies are about a new revolution - the reason why Bitcoin is skyrocketing is because the FIAT system has lost all credibility ... I was hoping Ripple was a combination of both ... and I do believe in obeying rules and doing what's right but I'm also a firm believe in COMMON SENSE and what's Ripple is doing for itself is creating a bad credibility .... would you bank with a bank that gives you hard time, asking for Photo ID every 3 months for "verification purposes"? No, right? Even if the bank is legally allowed to do so ... it's a common sense to avoid such a bank. And Ripple is going in that direction ... I mean shutting down small websites - that's what they have in mind?! I'm shocked and I'm not sure what to do with the Ripple balance I was HODLing for so long ... but in my opinion if this is the direction of Ripple then I'm out ... this is just a small thing for some of you but it's a big red flag for me, and that's a red flag, however you want to look at it! Edited November 7, 2017 by jumperabv3 bruce21b, xp3215233, Insoniac and 7 others 9 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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