Elon Musk Impostors Hack US Lawmaker, Book Publisher in Twitter Scams

A number of verified Twitter accounts were compromised Monday – including those owned by a U.S. lawmaker, a film company, and a book publisher – all to impersonate SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk. Each of the compromised accounts engaged in a well-known crypto giveaway scam by promising to send large amounts of bitcoin to […]

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Congressman’s Call for Crypto Ban Sparks Social Uproar

In the span of a few hours, it became Crypto Twitter vs U.S. Representative Brad Sherman. On Wednesday, Congress hosted a pair of back-to-back hearings on the topic of cryptocurrencies (read CoinDesk’s coverage here and here), which notably saw Rep. Sherman – no stranger to controversy among crypto circles – call for a blanket ban […]

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But Why? Crypto Looks for Answers As Facebook Eases Ad Ban

It hasn’t been a great year so far for Facebook, the social media giant that was once the most popular online platform among America’s youth. While roughly half of teens in the U.S. still use Facebook, according to a survey published by the Pew Research Center this year, the company hasn’t been receiving much love […]

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Twitter to Ban Cryptocurrency-Related Ads, With Limited Exceptions: Report

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Twitter may be the next platform to ban cryptocurrency-related ads, following the footsteps of Google and Facebook. According to Sky News, Twitter’s ad ban would go into effect in two weeks. The microblogging platform will reportedly block ads from initial coin […]

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A Bitcoin Twitter War Is Raging And No Account Is Safe

“Paging @Bitcoin. These tweets don’t help anyone.” At first glance, the tweet, from investor and entrepreneur Nick Tomaino, might not be distinguishable in the all-out flame war that crypto Twitter – and all crypto social media – has become. But while the situation has long been simmering, Tomaino’s tweet comes at what might be a […]

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Twitter Pledges Action on Crypto Scams After Account Shadow Bans

Social media giant Twitter appears to be cracking down on cryptocurrency scam accounts – but several members of the crypto Twitter community have been caught in the fray. Responding to a tweet by Cornell professor Emin Gün Sirer, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wrote that “we are on it.” Yet the statement drew some swift critiques […]

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