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   261

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.

UN's World Food Programme Can Use ETH Blockchain

Ethereum blockchain can help to fight world hunger
20 February 2018   84

The head of the World Food Program (WFP) Robert Opp said that his department is developing a financial infrastructure for more efficient use of distributed ledger technology. With the help of the Ethereum blockchain, the organization has already saved millions of dollars on bank commissions. 

We felt we could replace the services offered by banks with blockchain. Blockchain helps promote collaboration by providing enormous amounts of data. We’re putting in place a financial infrastructure.
 

Robert Opp

Director, UN WFP

 It is worth noting that WFP didn't talk about specific plans for the further implementation of Ethereum technology.

Earlier, the UN launched a pilot program Building Blocks to assist refugees in Jordan. As part of the program, cryptographically unique coupons representing a certain number of local dinars were distributed among several dozen stores in five refugee camps.