Pi Capital
Date of publication: 22 December 2019
Chinese regulators launched an investigation into the blockchain fitness app Qubu
The authorities of the Chinese province of Hunan are investigating the activities of the blockchain application for fitness Qubu in connection with reports of illegal fundraising and financial fraud.
The authorities of the Chinese province of Hunan are investigating the activities of the blockchain application for fitness Qubu in connection with reports of illegal fundraising and financial fraud.

There are some tokens in the application - “sweets”, which are issued to users when they complete the task of walking 4,000 steps for 45 days. According to regulators, these “sweets” are a financial instrument with a promise of profit of 36.8% in 60 days.

The Qubu application has a user base of 95 million users, with a registration fee of 1 yuan. The number of tokens is limited to 1 billion units, while the application has an integrated market where “sweets” can be sold and bought for real money. Commissions for trading in this market can reach 25% -30%.

One user invested about $ 2,150 with the hope of profit, however, after the investigation, his funds are likely to be lost.

Although developers claim to use blockchain in the application, technical observers believe that Qubu has little to do with distributed registry technology. This is not surprising, because of the 25,000 blockchain companies in China, 70% only tried to release their cryptocurrency and only 4,000 worked on practical applications on the blockchain.

Alexey Shternshis

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