Scammers Use Buterin's Name to Steal Funds

Fraudster claims to be Vitalik Buterin declares that "his laptop, literally, dead," so he needs money until he gets to the cold wallet
23 January 2018   609

Buterin decided to warn his subscribers on Twitter about the scamming scheme, which is gaining popularity, in which cybercriminals under the guise of the creator Ethereum are trying to fraudulently capture the cryptocurrency accumulation of potential victims.

As Buturin explains, the fraudster who claims to be himself declares that "his laptop, literally, was dead," so he needs money until he gets to the cold wallet, which will take about a week.

Users have already compared the hypothetical situation in which Buterin could request Ethereum, with Bill Gates trying to get a serial key from Windows.

Attackers do not cease to invent new schemes to steal cryptocurrency from its owners. Recently, Kaspersky unveiled new Facebook phishin scheme.

Hackathon by ETHGlobal goes to Buenos Aires

Part of ETHGlobal community and the first event in Latin America, ETH Buenos Aires will take place on May 25–27
24 May 2018   111

Hackathon and workshops will be the main activities of the coming ETH Buenos Aires. The event will be held on May 25–27 at AREA 3 in Buenos Aires. This is the chance to cooperate and learn from the developers, advisers and companies that are designing an infrastructure and applications of the future.

Here are some of the speakers and judges at the event:

The agenda for Day 2 and Day 3 are as follows:

DAY 2  
7:00 Breakfast
11:00 Panel: Token Design & Distribution
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Panel: Self regulation
19:00 Dinner
DAY 3  
7:00 Breakfast
10:00 Judging Time
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Winners Announcement
19:00 Placeholder x ETHBuenosAires After Party

A livestream of the event is going to be conducted. Among the sponsors there are Ethereum, Zeppelin, Aragon, Golem, Gnosis, Consensus and others. To learn more details about the event, including the complete agenda, you can visit the official page here.