Real Buterin vs. Scam Buterin

Vitalik Buterin warns his followers on Twitter about scammers' attack
11 July 2017   4977

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

Earlier today it has been reported on phishing scams targeting blockchain companies and using Slack messaging service in order to reach its victims' wallets. Multiple blockchain companies as well as single users have already fallen prey to the attack.    

Even Vitalik Buterin himself received a message from the fake one on reddit, so his reaction was not long in coming:


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

In addition, Buterin drew followers' attention to some particular features that indicate the fraud origin of the message.

Vitalik Buterin on fake news about MyEtherWallet Vitalik Buterin on fake news about MyEtherWallet

The creator of Ethereum also sarcastically recalled another old story concerning his fake death:

In other news, Scam Vitalik died in a car crash.

Vitalik Buterin
Co-founder of Ethereum and BitcoinMagazine

However, not everyone is capable of distinguishing between real and scam, so, please, pay special attention to the links that you are switching to in order not to become another victim. We also reccomend to get familiar with the ways the attackers act through Slack.

PwC to Represent Crypto Analysis Tool

Halo aims to provide warranty services to cryptocurrency transactions, in particular, the solution helps to create independent evidence for private-public key pairs
20 June 2019   78

One of the world's largest consulting firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), announced the launch of an updated audit solution that supports cryptocurrency assets. This is stated in the press release of the company.

A tool called Halo aims to provide warranty services to cryptocurrency transactions. In particular, the solution helps to create independent evidence for private-public key pairs, which is one of the elements necessary for establishing cryptocurrency ownership rights.

In addition, Halo can collect information about transactions and balances on the blockchain.

As noted in the statement, the decision can be used by companies for which PwC is not an auditor. The initiative should help them try new opportunities and solve problems related to the blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Currently, PwC can use the updated tool to provide warranty services to customers operating Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin Diamond, LiteCoin, Ethereum, Ripple (XRP), as well as the ERC-20 OAX token.

PwC has been showing quite a strong interest in the cryptocurrency industry for several years now. So, in 2017, the company began accepting payments in Bitcoins, and last year began to develop new standards for the ecosystem of digital assets and stablecoats.