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EOS Block Producers Freeze User Funds to Prevent Theft, Resulting in Twitter Backlash

EOS has frozen seven accounts compromised by the registration process through phishing scams, according to a Steemit post by EOS42, an EOS block producer (BP) candidate. The news, published on June 17, has led to backlash based on allegations that the BPs have violated their own constitution. After the public learned of the account freezings, crypto enthusiast Nick Szabo referred ...

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Ethereum (ETH) Fake Twitter Giveaways Take Over

Ethereum (ETH) – We’ve all seen it, the pinned posts from most cryptocurrency leaders on Twitter stating that they “are not giving away or accepting digital assets.” Mostly, it revolves around the world’s second largest cryptocurrency Ethereum [ETH], but it has made its way to other digital tokens as well. As a public announcement, I will never ask you to send ...

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Reaffirms Bullish Future on Bitcoin, Crypto as Global Payment

Twitter and Square Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey expressed optimism about cryptocurrency’s role in the future of payments, saying that “the internet deserves a native currency” and “it will have a native currency,” Bloomberg reports May 16. At the Consensus conference on Wednesday, Dorsey shared crypto enthusiasts’ vision that virtual currencies are the future of a legitimate means of global payment. ...

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White Blood Cells and Mirrors: Using Twitter Wars to Evaluate a Crypto’s Future Success

A recent conversation on Twitter involving cryptocurrency entrepreneur Vin Armani led to this revealing conclusion about “there can be only one” maximalist attitudes and aggressive trolling: I have come to the conclusion that Maximalism is a natural aspect of the meat-space of a blockchain. They aren’t “shitty people,” they are white blood cells. They attack anything the perceive to be ...

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Twitter Botnet Is Responsible for the Hijacking of Cryptocurrency-Related Accounts – The Merkle

Cryptocurrency users may have noticed that there has been an influx of Twitter account hacks in the past week or so. One of the affected accounts was that of Vertcoin, although it was quickly recovered. It now seems a network of bots was behind these hacks. Twitter has confirmed that those bots successfully stole various identities over the course of three days. The Twitter Bot Problem ...

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Twitter Bots Cryptocurrency Impersonation Scam Nets $1,500

Twitter bots impersonated dozens of prominent cryptocurrency traders in a phishing scam for three days before a reporter at BuzzFeed called the companies attention to it. Twitter Scheme Created Dozens of Phony Accounts Followers of digital investor Kevin Pham received a link in his tweets on Tuesday inviting them to win Bitcoin Ethereum and Litecoin. The tweet read; “Did you hear about Bitfinex ...

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Vertcoin’s Twitter Account Hacked, Promised Fake Bitcoin Giveaway

The official Twitter account of Vertcoin, a peer-to-peer digital currency and software project, was compromised earlier today in an attempt to carry out a Bitcoin (BTC) scam. On May 1, the Vertcoin Twitter account posted an announcement of a cryptocurrency giveaway in celebration of Vertcoin’s success. The tweet promised to transfer 10 BTC to the winner, which would be announced ...

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Vertcoin’s Twitter Account Has Been Hijacked by Scammers

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The official Twitter account for cryptocurrency project Vertcoin has been compromised by scammers, developers confirmed on Tuesday. Shortly after 20:00 UTC, Vertcoin’s Twitter account tweeted that the coin’s developers were holding a 10 bitcoin giveaway and that users should send 0.005 BTC to a specific address ...

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Scammers Hijack Verified Twitter Account To Steal Crypto By Posing As Telegram CEO

The founder and CEO of Telegram and its TON Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Pavel Durov tweeted a warning on Saturday, Apr 28, telling his followers that the messaging app is experiencing downtime due to its server clusters overheating. Durov’s tweet drew the attention of fake crypto giveaway scammers who have claimed, posing as Telegram’s CEO, to offer crypto to users ...

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