MyEtherWallet is still scam-prone

MyEtherWallet advises on how to protect yourself from scam
24 July 2017   5311
Ethereum

Is an open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements 

A free, open-source, client-side interface for generating Ethereum wallets, MyEtherWallet, argued that it had not been hacked on Twitter, July 21th.

Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

However, the very next day the company posted another tweet concerning fake MyEtherWallet support. As shown, the team bewares users of scam messages on Slack and via email claiming that the true support team has names and does not message first. 

Thus, MyEtherWallet team published a guide on how to protect yourself and your funds, giving the clients some useful advice including the following:

  • Get yourself a Ledger or Trezor Hardware wallet.
  • Bookmark your crypto sites.
  • Use MEW Locally / Offline. 
  • Do not trust messages or addresses or URLs sent via private message. Always verify information w/ a secondary source. 
  • Turn on 2FA for everything. 
  • For Token Sales: do not trust any address except the one posted on the official site.
  • Double check the URL & Triple check Github URLs.
  • Always verify that the site you landed on is legit.
  • Google the service name + "scam" or "reviews"
  • Don't ever run remote-access software (e.g. TeamViewer)
  • Don't use brain wallets
  • Install an adblocker that actually turns off Google/Bing Ads.
  • Don’t click on advertisements.
  • If you have accidentally visited or typed a malicious site, clean out your recent history and autocomplete.
  • No one is giving you free or discounted ETH.
  • The guys who just finish their token sale don't want to sell you tokens via Slack DM.
  • Download the MEW Chrome Extension
  • ONLY unlock your wallet when you want to send a transaction. Check your balance via https://etherscan.io/, https://ethplorer.io/

On top of that, MyEtherWallet team also recommends using your brain. 

GRAM May be Traded at Liquid at Triple ICO Price

Bloomberg says that Telegram tokens, that may appear at Liquid will be sold by Gram Asia at $4 per token, but there's no official info from Telegram
04 July 2019   1025

Even before the official public release of the cryptocurrency of the messenger, Telegram can increase in price by 200% relative to its value during the initial offer of coins. It is reported by Bloomberg.

As previously reported, Telegram tokens may appear on the Liquid Bitcoin Exchange already on July 10. The distributor is Gram Asia, which calls itself the largest holder of GRAM tokens in Asia. It intends to put up for sale rights to cryptocurrency at $ 4 per unit.

At the same time, one of the investors said to the publication that at the time of purchase the price of 1 Gram was $ 1.33.

It is worth noting, however, that after the announcement of the public sale of Telegram tokens to Liquid, the media reported that this intention had nothing to do with the official plans of Telegram.

Then one of Telegram's investors stated that no one has the right to sell tokens before their official launch in accordance with the signed agreement. Moreover, representatives of the popular messenger noted that they first heard about Gram Asia.

Later, CEO Liquid Mike Kayamora admitted that Telegram has no relation to the placement on Liquid: the deal was concluded exclusively between the exchange and Gram Asia, which allegedly is an incubator for the TON project.

The Block's leading analyst Larry Chermak on several tweets expressed skepticism about the announced Telegram tokenale based on the Liquid stock exchange, saying that he would “think twice before making a decision to invest.”