‘Mad Skillz’: Elon Musk Is Impressed by Ethereum Scam Bots on Twitter

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‘Mad Skillz’: Elon Musk Is Impressed by Ethereum Scam Bots on Twitter

Post by howlermunkey » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:32 pm

Billionaire entrepreneur and engineer Elon Musk has recently called attention to scam bots that impersonate famous people on Twitter to steal Ethereum (ETH) and other cryptocurrencies from their victims.

Ethereum’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin subsequently reacted to Musk’s tweet, suggesting on July 9 that CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey should take measures to ameliorate the situation.

In his tweet, the world-famous founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX drew attention to crypto scammers on Twitter. Misspelling the name of Ethereum, Musk appeared to be impressed by the sophisticated “skillz” of the scammers:

“I want to know who is running the Etherium scambots! Mad skillz …”

Vitalik Buterin, who earlier added “Not giving away ETH” to his Twitter handle to combat his own impersonators, asked Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, to do something about the situation. Alternatively, Buterin proposed, “someone from the ETH community” could create a second-layer “scam filtering” solution:

“@jack help us please? Or someone from the ETH community make a layer 2 scam filtering solution, please?”

Buterin also appeared to be disappointed that Musk has dedicated his first Ethereum-related tweet to the problem of scam bots, rather than the technology behind the cryptocurrency

https://cointelegraph.com/news/mad-skil ... on-twitter

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