Scammers to Create Fake Bloomberg Reporters Accounts

Scammers created fake Twitter accounts of blockchain journalists Lily Katz and Olga Harif
24 May 2018   759

Twitter accounts Lily Katz and Olga Harif - employees Bloomberg and Businessweek - were simulated by scammers who on behalf of journalists asked the audience to send them some sums in crypto-currencies. This is reported by the Forbes.

Scammers created fake accounts in Twitter @ LilyKatz5, @ subidetu4692 and @ o1gakharif - using the same names and photos as on the original pages of their victims. In an attempt to avoid detection, scammers blocked true journalist accounts, and then started sending spam to their followers with offers to send them a little cryptocurrency in exchange for a small number of ETH coins.

Despite the fact that the accounts of Katz and Harif are verified (such accounts have a small blue tick next to the owner's name), fake accounts have existed for quite a long time - a whole week.

Twitter has long been criticized for its inability to cope with the huge number of bots that hit its platform. Some believe that the social network does not want to do this, because their removal will mean a significant drop in the number of monthly active users on the site, as well as a sharp reduction in the number of followers of many of its users.

Messari to Raise $4M

According to the CEO of the startup more than 60 cryptocurrency projects use company's services
14 November 2019   104

A crypto-industry-specific startup, Messari, has completed a funding round led by Uncork Capital, which also included Blockchain Capital, CoinFund, Danhua Capital, Fenbushi Capital, Coinbase Ventures and former Coinbase technical director Balaji Srinivasan.

Former Managing Director of CoinDesk and CEO of Messari, Ryan Selkis, noted that now more than 60 cryptocurrency projects, as well as “the world's largest exchanges, funds and information service providers” use his company’s services. According to him, the funds raised will be used to automate the processes of receiving and processing data, as well as to expand the product line.

Founded a year ago, the company previously raised $ 1 million in seed investment from Danhua Capital, Blockchain Capital, Anthemis Group and other venture capital firms.

In the third quarter, Messari introduced a regulatory compliance asset monitoring service that also measures the market supply of coins. In addition, the company launched a beta version of the Messari Pro platform, which includes a set of professional tools for market analysis.