Ethereum Co-founder Criticizes Twitter for Verifying Scam Accounts

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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has recently complained about verified scammers on Twitter impersonating him.

He has written:

“So many scam accounts have blue checkmarks these days. Seems like a complete failure of blue checkmarks in their current form.”

As confirmation of his words, Buterin has attached a screenshot of a verified account, which was renamed vitalik.eth. The profile of the real co-founder of Ethereum has a similar name, being the login the only difference. The “clone” allegedly distributes ETH.

He has said:

“I’m definitely seeing the wisdom of turning twitter into an open API and letting third parties try to make the best UIs to solve these problems.”

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