The rumors and chats that first came to be seen last week Thursday, on XRP Chat [a forum to talk, debate and comment on the company and its technlogy] are made to be real in a report to CoinDesk. It stated that the blockchain company is going to be functioning in China's market but with no help of one of the biggest e-commerce giants.
Bitcoin, and any other currency for example fiat currency have been included in black market transactions, drug exchanges, money-cleaning and so on for many many years. But in contrary, Pentagon noted out the use of blockchain as a cyber-security shield.
If anybody reading this is attending The Third Global Blockhain Summit that will take place in Shangahi September 14-16, you will have a chance of meeting Vitalik Buterin or Nick Szabo.
Ripple and Coinbase have been visited on a US research delegation by the People's Bank of China (PBoC) while discussing latest virtual currency trends and issues