Elon Musk, who is unquestionably the world's leading entrepreneur, finally made mention of the Ethereum section (ETH). While this would normally be seen as a potential turning point for this nascent industry, Musk's mention of the popular cryptocurrency was through the lens of a possible scam … uh oh!
Tuesday, Techmeme, a San Francisco-based technology -centric news aggregator, posted a tweet highlighting the removal by Twitter of 486 accounts that would participate in malicious schemes.
Elon Musk, who has been the target of maliciously acting Twitter attacks, responded appropriately to the tweet, pointing out that this was a "big action" by the social media giant that "will increase use by real users ". While this original statement made no mention of crypto, another platform user replied to Musk, mocking Ethereum exchanges in the following statement:
Elon then you will not send me that ETH after all?
As reported by Ethereum World News at the beginning of July 2018, Tesla and S The CEO of paceX (among other successes) is no stranger to Twitter's exchanges, as he recognized the robots that tormented his profile for months, asking "who is managing Ethereium exchanges" on an earlier date.
Back to the question in hand, Musk, who is clearly aware of these robots as affirmed, has jokingly responded to an answer, adding that the ETH who was "promised" is. "He's coming, I swear." As such an answer was not unexpected by the same man, Twitter users were immediately crowded to the thread to encourage conversation. After probably receiving hundreds, if not thousands of messages concerning ETH, other cryptographic resources and blockchain technology, the world-famous entrepreneur made a final comment on the situation, stating that "at this point, I want ETH even if it is a scam. "
At this point, I want ETH even if it is a scam
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 28 August 2018
While this is clearly a joke, it is comforting to know that Elon Il moss , a model for millions of people around the world, has aroused some interest, even if small, in this nascent industry that has the potential to reach a global audience.
Twitter could be the cause of Crypto Scambot's crypt?
Although Twitter has taken action against the aforementioned 486 accounts, as per the Cryptocentric column article
of the Next Web, the San Francisco social media company could simply exacerbate the problem. Security researcher Troy Mursch recently revealed that the accounts that embody the Tesla executive were actually "recommended" to be followed by Mursch.
Not only do these accounts impersonate Musk, but it is not surprising that they advertise malicious links to an "official 5,000 ETH Giveaway" by Elon Musk himself. Evidently, the attempt of Twitter to change this problem was largely unsuccessful, with Mursch who later brought on Twitter to post even more images of the same problem.
This problem has become so widespread that Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has even labeled Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, asking him to solve the problem, also asking the developers to establish a second-level solution to filter these robots. So far, nothing seems to be the result of Buterin's cries for help, as these robots remain a rampant force to deal with.
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