Twitter bans Kraken Exchange Support account

Twitter banned Kraken Support account for trying to warn users about scammers in comments
07 March 2018   379

Twitter support sometimes manages to surprise everyone with, let's say, strange actions. Now, they decided to ban one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges – Kraken. The main account @krakenfx is unaffected, but @krakensupport account was suspended due to unspecified “multiple or repeat violations of the Twitter Rules”.

If Kraken is to be believed, and we don't have any indication of the contrary, Twitter support decided to ban Kraken Support account for repeated warnings about scammers, who pretended to be part of the Kraken team with the usual adage of “send us money and get even more money back”. Being the victim of such a fraud didn't agree with Kraken very much, so they decided to warn users via their support account. And Twitter, without investigating who was in the wrong, just banned them.

Quite an interesting story it seems be because even now the accounts of scammers with promises of a giveaways and multiple fake tweets about receiving coins in return are still functional. And Kraken Support, who tried to warn its users about the fraud, is permanently banned. Even under the post about the ban on @krakenfx sprang up several of these shady reply tweets about giveaways, and still clueless Twitter support is sitting on their hands and doing nothing despite numerous spam strikes on the posts.

The campaign against “fake news” on Twitter is still ramping up, maybe even getting some positive results, but is it worth it, if so much common spam get through? And while spam is bad by itself, why not look closer in cases such as this one, at least to correctly determine, who is responsible for ”rule violation”?

As of now, the @krakensupport is back in action, so at least the justice was served, but the trend is worrying, to say the least.

New York Attorney General Quit, Accused by 4 Women

Eric Schneiderman is known in cryptocurrency world as a person that send request to 13 cryptocurrency exchanges
08 May 2018   370

The Attorney General of New York State and the well-known opponent of the Trump Administration, Eric Schneiderman, left his, after The New Yorker reported that he was accused of attacking four women. This writes The New York Times.

It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as attorney general for the people of the State of New York. In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me. While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018.

Eric Schneiderman

Ex Attornet General, New York

As reported by The New Yorker, two women said that Schneiderman strangled and beat them from time to time; they had to seek medical help. The third alleged victim reported that he "released her cruel slaps." The fourth shared similar experiences.

All victims were with Schneiderman in a romantic relationship and said that he showed cruelty in their attitude without mutual consent.

In mid-April, Schneiderman sent inquiries to 13 exchanges of cryptocurrencies and asked them to fill out a questionnaire that required information on "operations, the use of trading bots, conflicts of interest, work stops and other key points."

Many exchanges supported the initiative of the prosecutor, and Coinbase even disclosed some of the information in public. At the same time, the Kraken exchange refused to respond to the request, arguing that it was unwilling to support inadequate regulation of the New York-based cryptocurrency area.