Blockstack ICO defended the potential victims of phishing by counterattack on the scam sites

Criminals' technical ineptitude allowed the team to place the warnings right on the homepage banner of the phishing sites
30 November 2017   408

When the Blockstack team limited the token sales only to accredited investors, immediately several sites sprung up, promising the chance to get on one of the most anticipated ICOs of the end of 2017.

But the mask of looking exactly the same played a key role in later counterattack by the legitimate ICO team. The criminals copied all the code from the original website, including the header banner, which was connected to the Blockstack server. Its main role was to feed the header with adapted tweets from the company's Tweeter account.

When the developers suddenly found, that not only their website was requesting the info, but two others, they performed, effectively, man-in-the-middle attack on the scam sites, changing the banner feed from tweets to “THIS IS A PHISHING SITE” message.

Right now the legal action against the perpetrators is taking place, but one of the sites is still functioning, if redesigned to remove the implicating banner. So, customers, beware.

Blockstack is widely regarded as one of the most desirable ICOs this fall. Their project aims at creating decentralised app network for better privacy and security of the end-user's data. With over 75000 registered domains and more than 12000 developers in the community, it shapes to be a successful venture with quite a bright future ahead.

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Eidoo to Launch ICO Powered by Visa

The Vio token sale will start on February 19, 2018 and will end on March 2, 2018 with 250M VIO tokens which will go on sale at a rate of 10,000 VIO token per 1 ETH
19 February 2018   211

Eidoo is a blockchain-to-human interface striving to simplify the interaction between the blockchain and its users. Eidoo wants its wallet to have a fast, easy to use, disruptive, flexible, feature rich, turn-key Ethereum implementation, based on ERC20 standard and EVM contracts, with an embedded token system to fund the development.

As it was announced in the Medium blog of Amelia Tomasicchio, the community manager at Eidoo, the Vio digital platform and Visa Direct will launch its token sale on February 19, 2018 through the Eidoo ICO Engine.

Eidoo and Vio collaborationEidoo and Vio Collaboration

The Vio token sale will start from 12 PM GMT on February 19, 2018 and will end on March 2, 2018. 250M VIO will go on sale at a rate of 10,000 VIO token per 1 ETH.

The users who want to participate in the Vio token sale, need to download Eidoo’s cryptocurrency wallet on their smartphones.

Vio’s Team believe that Eidoo has proven itself as the go-to platform for token sales, ensuring an unrivaled level of security and ease and use for participants. Vio is looking forward towards the launch of this collaborative partnership.

Team at Vio

Vio is a digital P2P transfer platform powered via Blockchain and Visa Direct. Vio users can send and receive funds domestically and internationally to another user's profile or wallet address.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Eidoo token:

Average price: $2,61
Market cap: $76 264 732
24h volume: $11 515 100