Billionaire entrepreneur and engineer Elon Musk has just lately referred to as consideration to rip-off bots that impersonate well-known folks on Twitter to steal Ethereum (ETH) and different cryptocurrencies from their victims.
In his tweet, the world-famous founding father of Tesla Motors and SpaceX drew consideration to crypto scammers on Twitter. Misspelling the identify of Ethereum, Musk gave the impression to be impressed by the delicate “skillz” of the scammers:
“I wish to know who’s working the Etherium scambots! Mad skillz …”
Vitalik Buterin, who earlier added “Not giving freely ETH” to his Twitter deal with to fight his personal impersonators, requested Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, to do one thing in regards to the scenario. Alternatively, Buterin proposed, “somebody from the ETH neighborhood” might create a second-layer “rip-off filtering” resolution:
“@jack assist us please? Or somebody from the ETH neighborhood make a layer 2 rip-off filtering resolution, please?”
Buterin additionally gave the impression to be dissatisfied that Musk has devoted his first Ethereum-related tweet to the issue of rip-off bots, fairly than the expertise behind the cryptocurrency:
“I do want @elonmusk's first tweet about ethereum was in regards to the tech fairly than the twitter scambots……..”
In February 2018, Elon Musk revealed that he “actually personal[ed] zero cryptocurrency,” in an obvious try and warn his followers to not work together with pretend “Musks” on Twitter. The billionaire additionally famous that he has reported the problem to Dorsey a number of occasions to no avail.
Earlier this 12 months, Cointelegraph reported about a number of rip-off accounts on Twitter that attempted to pose because the founding father of Litecoin (LTC) Charlie Lee and used pretend giveaways of the cryptocurrency to draw their victims.