Belgian Website to alert Crypto Investors about Scams

Belgium authorities are supporting a new website constructed for the unsuspecting public to notice attributes of a possible crypto scam on the Internet
06 June 2018   1856

The title ‘Too Good To Be True’  admonish the investors that practically everyone could create a crypto token and thus make it the “hype of the year.” It might be applied for “scams, drug trafficking, terrorism or any other criminal activity’’ and therefore it is necessary to be vigilant to see the signs of a potential fraud. The country doens`t have different regulations for cryptocurrencies as it is considered to be the other forms of digital money.

As crypto scammers seem so reliable, it is claimed that anyone looking to fund an Initial Coin Offering should research the people behind the project, which usually pledges great returns. It is also recommended to be careful with the site when “paying online with cryptocurrencies, investing in sports betting with crypto coins, and other platforms for investments in virtual currencies.” 

Another prominent feature on the website is a search bar that the developers assure they can help internet users to find out whether a website is fraudulent or not. This field will likely be filled with user-reported websites as a notice added to the checker service affirms that its developers would not be held responsible for any errors. 

The video includes of testimonial from individuals who became the victims of crypto scammers on the Internet, a highly informative FAQ page, and a ‘report case’ form sum up the other features of the website. The Belgian Federal Public Service Economy and the Financial Services and Markets Authority contributes to the new website as part of an initiative by the Belgian government to create public conversance about cryptocurrencies.

There is also a list of 19 crypto exchanges with presented fraud occasions by customers and warned against investment by members of the public.

Brave Allows to Buy Crypto at Binance Inside the App

Now a widget on the tabs in the Brave browser gives users direct access to both the Binance US
25 March 2020   251

Decentralized browser Brave announced a partnership with the cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Now, Brave users will be able to buy cryptocurrencies on Binance simply by opening a new tab in the browser.

A widget has appeared on the tabs in the Brave browser, which gives users direct access to both the Binance main site and the site of the American division of the exchange. Users will be able to exchange cryptocurrencies, view their balance and receive addresses for depositing cryptocurrencies directly in the browser. At the same time, developers left the option to disable the widget in the settings.

The developers emphasized that the widget uses the Binance API and does not download any data from the exchange servers, so that user data is protected. The new feature is available in the desktop version of Brave Nightly, and in the main version of the program it will appear in April.

The Binance widget on Brave’s privacy-oriented browser instills a safer way to buy and sell crypto and also reduces user friction to onboard, trade and interact with the Binance ecosystem. We are looking forward to our long-term partnership with Brave to make it even easier to interact with crypto and encourage more utility in the near future.

 

Changpeng Zhao

CEO, Binance