Gypsies sell fake Bitcoins in Russia

Gipsies sold fake Bitcoins to a man on the street in Russia
05 October 2017   836

A resident of Obninsk city, Russia, fell prey to unusual con men. The man bought two souvenir coins with the sign of Bitcoin for 1000 rubles (approximately $17.3). On top of that, he bough it from some "smart-looking" gypsies on the street.

Bitcoins from gipsies Russia
Bitcoins from gipsies, an image via vk.com

Thus, the gypsies, more than half of Russians have a negative experience with, assured the man that the Bitcoin price is constantly growing and the coins will be cost up to several thousand rubles by November.

Surely, the coins turned out to be a fake and impossible to sell.

Poland’s Central Bank Sponsored Anti-Crypto Campaign

The Central Bank of Poland has admitted to sponsoring a smear campaign against cryptocurrencies on social networks
21 February 2018   38

According to a Polish news portal, the anti-crypto campaign was orchestrated by Youtube blogger from Poland, Gamellon. For this campaign, the Central Bank of Poland had spent 91,000 Zloty (about $27,000).

At the time of writing this article, this video has over 500,000 views and has not been marked as a paid promotion.

Gamellon used the hashtag #uważajnakryptowaluty, which stands for a website set up by the Polish government to warn users about cryptocurrencies. According to this site, there are several reasons on why users should be wary of cryptocurrencies.

Another blogger Planeta Faktów published a sponsored video on their channel titled ’10 Differences between money and cryptocurrency that you need to know’. It also has the same hashtag, #uważajnakryptowaluty. But unlike Gamellon ’s video, this one has an ‘Includes Paid Promotion’ tag at the start of the video.

There is no law against cryptocurrencies in Poland. But it is illegal to create sponsored content without explicitly mentioning it.