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Elon Musk comments on Ethereum scammers on Twitter - Vitalik responds...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is among a long list of people targeted by Ethereum scammers on Twitter.

The scam works like this - Elon Musk makes a real tweet, then immediately following it, a profile designed to look exactly like his will respond with something like "By the way, i'm doing a giveway for our fans..."  this usually then involves some gimmick like "Send 0.5 ETH, and get 3 back!".

The bots are aggressive, and manage to usually be the first reply to a targets tweets, causing Musk to comment:

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

Which then got Ethereum's creator Vitalik Buterin to respond, sadly saying:

“I do wish @elonmusk's first tweet about ethereum was about the tech rather than the twitter scambots........”

The scammers do seem to have dozens if not hundreds of impostor accounts pushing their scams.  Even Global Crypto Press has been hit by them - so far we've reported two accounts impersonating our organization (The only real one is @GlobalCryptoDev) - to Twitter's credit both were removed within 24 hours.

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Author: Mark Pippen
London News Desk


@Bitcoin hacked on Twitter - but the owner says it's a conspiracy and Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey is part of it...

The Twitter username @Bitcoin has taken a lot of heat in the past - that's because the anonymous owner doesn't use it to actually talk Bitcoin, but is instead a heavy promoter of BCH (aka Bitcoin Cash or BCash) an alternative coin to the original Bitcoin.

Hackers in both Russia and Turkey claimed credit for the hack, but the account owner is going as far as claiming the Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was part of an inside-job conspiracy against him.

"...Jack disabled this account, gave it to someone else, only to return it in the face of public backlash with 750,000 fewer followers. #censorship" he said in a Tweet shortly after gaining back control of the account.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been an advocate of the original Bitcoin, recently stating "The world ultimately will have a single currency, the internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be bitcoin."

Unfortunately, the truth behind the hack is likely much less interesting, and we highly doubt this was an 'inside job'.  A more likely and simple explanation such as malware or a keylogger installed on a device of the owner is probably how this and most twitter 'hacks' occur.
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Author: Adam Lee
Asia News Desk


Twitter/Square CEO believes in Bitcoin, and has the power to usher in mass adoption - here's how...

Speaking to The Times in the UK, CEO of Twitter and Square Jack Dorsey said “The world ultimately will have a single currency, the internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be bitcoin.” Dorsey continued “probably over ten years, but it could go faster".

His Bitcoin-believer mindset has shown in his products lately too - with the Square Cash app rollout to buy Bitcoin many people are wondering, what's next?

Square provides point-of-purchase services to literally millions of retail outlets nation-wide.  Given Dorsey's beliefs on Bitcoin, it's not too far fetched to think at one point these merchant services will see the ability to accept Bitcoin in their stores through Square.

That would be a move where overnight, Bitcoin would be an accepted form of payment at millions of stores. I discussed this possibility in depth a couple months ago in a YouTube video (link) after I was lucky enough to be one of the early Square Cash app users with the ability to purchase Bitcoin.

Point is - not only can Jack Dorsey make this happen, it sounds likely he actually will.
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Author: Ross Davis
San Francisco News Desk


Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin calls Bitconnect a ponzi scheme...


File this article under "stating the obvious" but unfortunately, BitConnect's user base somehow keeps growing.

Ethereum's creator Vitalik Buterin responded to a tweet today from a Twitter user goes by the name "Ponzi crypto coins" who appearently prides himself in calling out scam coins, tweeted at him:

After telling Vitalik Bitconnect's promises of 1% daily returns, Vatalik stated (the obvious) - it's a ponzi scheme (AKA pyramid scheme).
The collapse is coming, eventually.

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Author: Oliver Redding
Seattle News Desk