A fake BlackRock “iShares XRP Trust” fund has pushed Delaware to report the matter to the DOJ, as per Bloomberg Law.
It resembled a filing that BlackRock had submitted last week for its iShares Ethereum Trust offering.
XRP surged by 15% when word of the bogus application made headlines.
A hoax filing for a BlackRock Inc. “iShares XRP Trust” fund has prompted the Delaware Office of the Secretary of State to report the matter to the Department of Justice, as reported by Bloomberg Law.
The fictitious registration appeared on the official state government website, implying that the asset management giant was getting ready to introduce an exchange-traded fund (ETF) for XRP. Interestingly, it closely resembled legitimate paperwork that BlackRock had submitted last week for its iShares Ethereum Trust offering.
The filing has listed the name of BlackRock’s Managing Director, Daniel Schweiger, as the registered agent—the same one used on the ETH ETF filing. The paperwork is no longer available on the Delaware site as of press time, but screenshots of it are still circulating online.
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