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Elon Musk Seeks Dogecoin Creator’s Help to Fight Twitter Scam Bots

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Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX contacted Jackson Palmer, the creator of the popular crypto Dogecoin (DOGE).

The tweet dated September 17 requested help to fight the “annoying” crypto scammers on Twitter.

The Case

Musk mentioned Palmer in his tweet and wrote:  “@ummjackson if you can help get rid of the annoying scam spammers, that would be much appreciated.”

Palmer replied almost immediately.

He urged Musk to DM (Direct Message) him.  The DOGE creator promised to send a script that could potentially solve the problem. He tweeted: “If you DM me (your DMs aren’t open), I’ll send you the script – it’s short, simple and you just run it with cron somewhere.”

A few minutes passed and Palmer again tweeted an update on the case:

“Update: Elon has the script… we had a good chat on how @jack and the Twitter team should definitely automate and fix this problem on their end though.”

Imposters and Crypto Fraud on Twitter

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO tweeted earlier in July how scam bots are impersonating popular individuals on Twitter in a bid to steal cryptocurrencies, particularly Ethereum.

He had posted: “I want to know who is running the Ethereum scambots! Mad skillz.”

However, Musk is not the only one to have been impersonated by scam bots. There have been reports of multiple scam Twitter accounts that tried to impersonate Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin.

Furthermore, many have posed as Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram.

Interestingly enough, Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, suggested the use of the blockchain to fight scams and misinformation on Twitter.

Even though the Tesla and SpaceX founder mentioned Jackson Palmer on Twitter, the price and market cap of Dogecoin have largely remained the same over the past 24-hour period according to data from CoinMarketCap.

However, early September was a great success for the DOGE coin as it witnessed a significant rise since August 30. In fact, at one point it even increased by 135 percent in a mere three days.

 

 

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