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1  Economy / Scam Accusations / [SCAM] ETHsun- cloud mining ponzi on: September 11, 2021, 08:26:42 AM
What happened: Ethsun is just another ponzi scheme pretending to offer cloud mining service. Everything about it its fake; from the year they claim to start working, pictures of their offices and "server room" to their profit model, which is unsustainably high

User: Ethsun
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ANN: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5359267.msg57904323#msg57904323
Archive: https://archive.fo/qLtRx

Website: https://www.hkethsun.com/
Archive https://archive.fo/ozrvC


First they claim to be operating since 2014, while basic whois checkup reveals that website was made couple of months ago

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Domain Name: HKETHSUN.COM
Registry Domain ID: 2634888836_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: grs-whois.hichina.com
Registrar URL: http://wanwang.aliyun.com
Updated Date: 2021-08-19T09:05:51Z
Creation Date: 2021-08-19T09:02:39Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2022-08-19T09:02:39Z


Then they have pictures of their offices, buildings, mining rigs etc while those are all stock photos. Just one example of their office

 


But most ridicoulous of all are testimonies of satisfied customers Cheesy

My name is James, I am an ordinary cab driver, one month, I found that many customers who took my car went to one place, that is EthSun company, they gave me the feeling of being very rich, which made me feel very interested in this company, so I came to this company to visit, came to this high-end building, let me feel that everything is very extravagant, under the guidance of the company staff Under the guidance of the company's staff, I understand a lot of content that I did not know before, wealth just by hard work is not possible, but also need vision, I applied for an account, bought 500 $ mining machine, through their share profit way, I referred a person to get 15%, the first I got 75 $, and he also referred a friend, I did not expect, I also profit 37.5 $, after the success of the account, I recommended to my colleagues are I applied for an account, just a few days, I made a profit of $5000, then I bought another $5000 mining machine, this month, I successfully made a profit of $18000, in the future, I can get more, but I have never had the income, thanks to my choice, thanks to EthSun!

All in all, pure scam, that should be avoided. Therefore, OP tagged and flagged!







2  Economy / Scam Accusations / [SCAM] Investcryptocurrency.co ponzi scheme on: March 22, 2021, 08:30:11 AM
What happened: Investcryptocurrency is a just an ordinary ponzi scheme offering unrealistically high profit, pretending to be an investment platform. By the look of their announcement thread that is filled with newbies asking bunch of bs questions, they obviously  hired one of those bumping services.
 
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ANN https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5322101.msg56505397#msg56505397
Archive https://archive.ph/PCVCT

Website https://www.investcryptocurrency.co
Archive https://archive.fo/222Yh

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Domain Name: investcryptocurrency.co
Registry Domain ID: D4FB447FE2B0A46CF84CC95FA168B102D-NSR
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.publicdomainregistry.com
Registrar URL: publicdomainregistry.com
Updated Date: 2021-02-07T12:58:12Z
Creation Date: 2021-02-01T17:29:46Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2022-02-01T17:29:46Z

And here are the offers. Everything is pretty obvious when you look at returns





3  Economy / Gambling discussion / OSCARS 2021- Nominees, Odds and Predictions! on: March 15, 2021, 09:54:09 PM

Academy released today list of 2021 Oscar nominees in 24 categories so I thought its time to start this thread, mention all the nominees and their odds. The odds have been taken from nicerodds. Some categories that don't have odds available yet will be updated later.

Official website: https://www.oscars.org



Best Picture
Nomadland 1.40
The Trial of The Chicago 7 6
Minari 13
Promising Young Woman 16
Judas And The Black Messih 26
Mank 26
Sound of Metal 101
The Father 101

Best Actress

Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman) 1.61
Andra Day (The United States Vs. Billie Holiday) 5
Frances Mcdormand (Nomadland) 5.5
Vanessa Kirby (Pieces Of A Woman) 11
Viola-Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) 13

Best Actor
Chadwick Boseman (Ma Raineys Black Bottom) 1.08
Anthony Hopkins (The Father) 9
Riz Ahmed (Sound Of Metal) 17
Gary Oldman (Mank) 26
Steven Yeun (Minari) 34

Best Director
Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) 1.1
David Fincher (Mank) 9
Lee Isaac Chung (Minari) 11
Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) 26
Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round) 34

Best Supporting Actor
Daniel Kaluuya (Judas And The Black Messiah) 1.22
Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial Of The Chicago 7) 5
Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night In Miami) 13
Paul Raci (Sound Of Metal) 23
Lakeith Stanfield (Judas And The Black Messiah)

Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm) 2.62
Youn Yuh-Jung (Minari) 3
Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy) 5
Olivia Colman (The Father) 10
Amanda Seyfried (Mank) 11

Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomadland 1.2
The Father 6
One Night In Miami 9
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 26
The White Tiger 26

Best Animated Feature
Soul 1.18
Wolfwalkers 5
Onward 13
Over The Moon 26
A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon 34

Best Cinematography
Nomadland 1.5
Mank 2.87
News Of The World 13
Judas And The Black Messiah 17
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 21

Best Costume Design
Emma 2.2
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 2.2
Mank 4.33
Pinocchio 26
Mulan 34

Best Documentary Feature
Time 1.61
Collective 3.25
Crip-Camp 7.5
My-Octopus-Teacher 9
The-Mole-Agent 23

Best International Feature Film
Another-Round 1.25
Quo-Vadis-Aida 5
Collective 9
Better-Days 17
The-Man-Who-Sold-His-Skin 26

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1.4
Hillbilly Elegy 6
Emma 7
Mank 7
Pinocchio 17

Best Original Screenplay
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 1.57
Promising Young Woman 2.62
Minari 17
Sound Of Metal 26
Judas And The Black Messiah

Best original score
Soul 1.2
Mank 6
Minari 12
News Of The World 23
Da 5 Bloods 26

Best production design
Mank 1.2
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom 6.5
Tenet 11
News of the World 18
The Father 21

Best sound
Sound of Metal 1.16
Soul 9
Mank 9
News Of The World 19
Greyhound 21


Best Visual Effects
Tenet 1.25
The Midnight Sky 4.33
Mulan 17
Love And Monsters 26
The One And Only Ivan 29

Best animated short film
If Anything Happens I Love You 1.53
Opera 5
Burrow 7.5
Genius Loci 8
Yes-People 21

Best documentary short
A Love Song for Latasha 1.4
A Concerto Is A Conversation 6.5
Colette 10
Hunger Ward 11
Do Not Split 15

Best film editing
The Trial of the Chicago 7 2.25
Sound Of Metal 2.75
Nomadland 6
The Father 21
Promising Young Woman 29

Best live-action short film
The Letter Room 1.4
Two Distant Strangers 3.5
Feeling Through 15
The Present 17
White Eye 34

Best original score
Soul 1.2
Mank 6
Minari 12
News Of The World 23
Da 5 Bloods 26

Best original song
Speak Now, One Night in Miami 1.6
Io Si (The Life Ahead) 3.25Husavik
(Eurovision Song Contest: Song Of Ice And Fire) 8
Fight For You (Judas And The Black Messiah) 21
Hear My Voice (The Trial Of The Chicago 7) 34




So, who are your personal favorites, who do you think it will win and on who are you  going to bet? Discuss!
4  Economy / Scam Accusations / [SCAM ] Polkasocial-AI generated founder photo+fake ratings on Google Play on: March 08, 2021, 09:40:14 PM
What happened: While casually browsing altcoin section, I stumbled upon Polkasocial announcement thread. Since there is a lot of hype going on around everything connected to Polkadot, I've decided to take a look. Upon checking their team members, it turns out that for their founder "Spase Roth" they used AI generated image.

ANN https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5322479.0
Archive https://archive.fo/s437r

Website https://home.polkasocial.org/#about
Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20210308211901if_/https://home.polkasocial.org/#about

 
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Domain Name: POLKASOCIAL.ORG
Registry Domain ID: D402200000015953519-LROR
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.namecheap.com
Registrar URL: http://www.namecheap.com
Updated Date: 2021-02-11T03:18:50Z
Creation Date: 2021-02-09T02:06:31Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2022-02-09T02:06:31Z


This is Polkasocial founder "Spase Roth" and his Linkedin account. Problem with this image is that it is AI generated, meaning whole identity of their founder is fake. On this website you can play around with that image and adjust it as you like. There you can also get many other AI generated images. Since founder image is fake, chances are that rest of the team images are done the same way.

 



Another fake about Polkasocial is their app rating on Google Play. App was released few days ago and during that time more than 300 people rated it, all giving it maximum rating. I haven't tried the app, but I generally don't trust any that has that kind of score and is available for only a few days.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.polkasocial.app&showAllReviews=true




In the end, what to expect from a project that used a generated image for one of their team members and then ask people to invest their hard earned money other than to be a scam. Add on that all those fake reviews on Google Play and you get something that is best to avoid.
5  Economy / Reputation / @ico-services, alt of @poutintsev? on: February 04, 2021, 06:18:18 PM
Earlier today ico-services shared an article in which author claims that blockchain employee is changing 2FA and stealing funds etc. What caught my attention is the creator of the article, who recently wrote pretty shitty article about bitcointalk. Dunno why but I decided to check his posting history which made me believe that this is an alt account of poutintsev, author of the article.

First of all, lets start with poutintsev who has an interesting bitcointalk history, to say the least:


Now lets move on why I think that this is his alt account:

1. Majority of his activity is in the threads made by poutintsev, which he usually shills. Even his first post ever was made just after he created account, to defend poutintsev article. Like poutsintsev he also doesn't like merit & trust systems.
Did you even read the article? It says you should not start your own ICO, if you have no money!
I suggest people to read this.

For example Bitcointalk failed at doing their Merit and Trust system fair.

2. Sharing articles written by Poutintsev, both Medium articles and from website

3,. Even @Steamtyme immediately suspected that this is poutintsev alt.
So is this the poutinsev ALT??

And who are you?



Thoughts?
6  Economy / Reputation / WSBC by @Vlad.Sas-an attempt to profit from wallstreetbets hype? on: January 30, 2021, 10:51:28 AM
So, everyone is probably aware of r/wallstreetbets , CMC and their WallStreetBets (WSB). While browsing altcoin section I noticed ANN thread called Wall Street Bets token, in which user @Vlad.Sas is advertising WSBC coin and asking people to buy it.

Thing is, I couldn't find any connections to r/wallstreetbets subreddit, and few claims are questionable, like this one below where Vlad.Sas claims that WSBC tokens are available on wallstreetbets website, but I personally couldn't find it there.

You can buy WSBC from the official page at https://wallstreetbets.com


Then speculation about Elon retweeting WSBC, and we all know what would happen in that case.
Elon, will probably tweet the official page: https://twitter.com/WallStrBetsCoin or the website itself. Thx for being one of us! keep up the good work bro!


ANN https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5313253.0
Archive https://archive.fo/T9cK5

Website https://wallstreetbetscoin.com/



So what's your take, anyone has any idea what is going on here, am I just too paranoid thinking this will probably end up with  people loosing money?


7  Economy / Scam Accusations / Cyclone Protocol- Fork of Tornado Cash on: January 20, 2021, 07:58:40 AM
What happened: Cyclone protocol aims to introduce privacy to Ethereum transactions. Problem here is that the are copying the another older project that is already doing the same, Tornado Cash. As you can see they are using similar name, they have similar looking website and Cyclone Protocol took some content content from Tornado Cash.

Edit: seems like they mentioned that Cyclone is forked Tornado, so I stand corrected but nevertheless I would still advise everyone to stay away from this as it looks like there is very little effort involved in this.

ANN https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5310841.0
Archive https://archive.fo/e3IyS

Website https://cyclone.xyz
Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20210120074058/https://cyclone.xyz/

Tornado Cash website https://tornado.cash


Quote
Domain Name: CYCLONE.XYZ
Registry Domain ID: D157351201-CNIC
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.namecheap.com
Registrar URL: https://namecheap.com
Updated Date: 2021-01-08T15:04:25.0Z
Creation Date: 2019-12-30T11:38:16.0Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2021-12-30T23:59:59.0Z


First let's start with their opening lines in their ANN thread, which they took from Tornado Cash Medium article

By default, your entire blockchain transaction history and balances are public. All transactions can be seen on block explorers like Etherscan, and anyone who knows that you own a particular address can easily view your payments, trace the source of your funds, calculate your holdings, and analyze your on-chain activity.

But what if you did not want your history and balances to be publicly viewed by everyone? What if you wanted anonymity and privacy when it came to your transactions?

By default, your entire Ethereum transaction history and balances are public. All transactions can be seen on block explorers like Etherscan, and anyone who knows that you own a particular address can easily view your payments, trace the source of your funds, calculate your holdings, and analyse your on-chain activity.

But what if you did not want your history and balances to be publicly viewed by everyone? What if you wanted anonymity and privacy, when it came to your transactions?


Cyclone applies zkSNARKs to enable transactional privacy by breaking the on-chain link between depositor and recipient addresses. It uses a smart contract that accepts coins/tokens deposits, which can be withdrawn by a different address. Whenever an asset is withdrawn from Cyclone, there is no way to link the withdrawal to the deposit for absolute privacy.

Tornado improves transaction privacy by breaking the on-chain link between recipient and destination addresses. It uses a smart contract that accepts ETH deposits that can be withdrawn by a different address. Whenever ETH is withdrawn by the new address, there is no way to link the withdrawal to the deposit, ensuring complete privacy.



Then let's move on the website comparison, Everything is pretty obvious here. Imagine how competent and hard working they are when they can't be bothered to make even these basics by themselves. Instead they opted for ripping of Tornado visual style too,




And this is how it looks when you click on the "App" button. Copy/Paste continues.

8  Economy / Scam Accusations / [Scam] Fortune Finance-fake team member photos and plagiarized whitepaper on: January 15, 2021, 09:40:03 AM
What happened: At least two out of four Fortune Finance team members have fake photos and on top of that big parts of their whitepaper are copy/pasted material from several medium articles.

ANN https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5308931.0
Archive https://archive.fo/xuudZ

Website https://fortune-defi.finance/
Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20201226212910/https://fortune-defi.finance/

Whitepaper https://fortune-defi.finance/FortuneWP.pdf
Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20210115094411/https://fortune-defi.finance/FortuneWP.pdf

Quote
Domain Name: fortune-defi.finance
Registry Domain ID: 786a22a51c5f4b1f8e9da5aaf78e0bc6-DONUTS
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com/
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com/domains/search.aspx?ci=8990
Updated Date: 2020-12-26T18:28:41Z
Creation Date: 2020-12-21T18:27:49Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2021-12-21T18:27:49Z


This is Fortune Finance team. Those with fake photos are marked with red square. Chances are that rest are fake too but I couldn't find the original source.




For their CEO&Lead Blockchain "Adam Mark" they used photo of an English actor/model/influencer Daniel Robins
https://www.starnow.com/danrobinsgb/photos/12540624



For Eco system manager "Lorraine they used stock photo of a business woman
https://www.freepik.com/free-photo/front-view-elegant-businesswoman_11512718.htm#page=1&query=business%20women&position=2




Since people behind Fortune Finance decided to fake team member photos, why not plagiarize whitepaper too? Majority of their whitepaper is copied from several different articles and then just put together.

Some of the articles used:
Four Reasons Why You Should Use a Decentralized Crypto Exchange
Why we choose a smart contract?
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Google Trends and bitcoin on: January 13, 2021, 10:51:38 AM
Despite bitcoin reaching more than double the price of the last all time high, I don't see around me and in my country (Croatia) as much interest as in late 2017/early 2018 so I was curious what's the situation according to Google Trends and how popular "bitcoin" as term is.

Timeframe I set was from January 1st 2009 up until today, January 13th 2021. As you can see from the screenshot below, users worldwide googled "bitcoin" less now than compared to December 2017 (approximately 20% less) when interest was at it's peak, despite the price increase which usually triggers the interest.



Numbers represent search interest relative to the highest point on the chart for the given region and time. A value of 100 is the peak popularity for the term. A value of 50 means that the term is half as popular. A score of 0 means that there was not enough data for this term.


This map shows in which countries people googled for bitcoin the most, darker the blue, higher percentage of "bitcoin" term being googled, relative to all other searches in that country. Grey colour means that there is no enough data available.

I knew that Nigeria will probably be high on the list, but I had no idea that "bitcoin" term  is googled so much in a  few other African countries like Ghana and South Africa.




Top 10 countries:
Nigeria            100
South Africa     65
Ghana             58
Austria            46
Netherlands     43
Switzerland      41
Singapore        41
Slovenia          40
Australia          38
Canada            35

Rest of the list you can find here. Out of those big markets, Germany is ranked 11 with 34 score, United States are 14th with 31, United Kingdom 21st with 26 score. What surprises me is that South Korea is ranked 52nd, Russia 61st and the last is Japan, with score 2.

Values are calculated on a scale from 0 to 100, where 100 is the location with the most popularity as a fraction of total searches in that location, a value of 50 indicates a location which is half as popular. A value of 0 indicates a location where there was not enough data for this term. A higher value means a higher proportion of all queries, not a higher absolute query count. So a tiny country where 80% of the queries are for 'bananas' will get twice the score of a giant country where only 40% of the queries are for 'bananas'.



I fully understand that just because someone googles "bitcoin" doesn't mean he will actually buy it, but it still give us some idea on the current interest, which usually coincides with increased price. So, what's the situation around you and in your country, do you notice more or less interest compared to 2017?
10  Economy / Scam Accusations / [Warning] Aitsy- "artificial intelligence trading system" on: January 13, 2021, 07:29:31 AM
What happened: Aitsy.net is one of those ponzi schemes that is allegedly offering 6% daily profit via their "artificial intelligence trading system", all you have to do is deposit the money, sit back and relax. We all know that it's never so easy.

Flag Type 1 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=2580

ANN https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5309008.0
Archive https://archive.fo/mFdHk

Website https://aitsy.net/
Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20210109083321/https://aitsy.net/

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Domain name: aitsy.net
Registry Domain ID: 2574924409_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.namecheap.com
Registrar URL: http://www.namecheap.com
Updated Date: 0001-01-01T00:00:00.00Z
Creation Date: 2020-11-27T14:53:17.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-11-27T14:53:17.00Z


The only dreams that you can fulfill by investing in this scheme is the ones of the creators of Aitsy, in which they dream of an easy money taken from naive and inexperienced people.

Earn money online fulfil your dreams.Visit here aitsy.net Get Daily Returns up to 6% from the Trading Profits.
11  Economy / Scam Accusations / [SCAM] Safron - MLM/Ponzi scheme promising unrealistically high profit on: January 12, 2021, 08:03:05 AM
What happened: Safron pretends to be an exchange/investment platform what it really is just another ponzi scheme which offers unrealistically high profit and depends on their current users to bring the new ones therefore enabling this scheme to go on. At least for some time before this collapses, like all similar schemes before them.

Beside offering unrealistically high profit, there are several other red flags like promising listing on Binance exchange and an additional rewards for those who invest cerain amount of money until January 31st.

Flag Type 1 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=2577

ANN https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5308775.0
Archive https://archive.fo/1ahCG

ANN 2 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5308537.msg56070534#msg56070534
Archive https://archive.fo/IQi7I

Website https://www.safroninc.com/
Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20210112073923/https://www.safroninc.com/

Whitepaper https://web.archive.org/web/20210112074050/https://www.safroninc.com/assets/frontend/whitepaper.pdf

Quote
Domain Name: SAFRONINC.COM
Registry Domain ID: 2571902042_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.publicdomainregistry.com
Registrar URL: www.publicdomainregistry.com
Updated Date: 2020-11-13T06:44:22Z
Creation Date: 2020-11-12T11:37:15Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-11-12T11:37:15Z


They offer various packages depending on how much you are ready to loose invest, and more you "invest", higher the daily profit.

12  Economy / Scam Accusations / List of fake wallets on Google Play, 3 active at the moment! on: January 10, 2021, 09:48:49 AM
Since almost every popular crypto wallet has its fake version on Google Play, I decided to make this list in order to make it easier for everyone to report them, going with the logic that if more of us report the fake app Google might react faster and remove them, making less people loose money.

This list will be constantly updated so please report all cases in which app is still available on Google Play. I plan to check current status very often, so in case you see wallet status is marked as "active" please report them. It will only take a minute of your time and it might save someone from making a huge mistake. To make reporting easier I also provided direct link to the app, just please make sure not to download the app.

Important: Always download apps directly from developers website!



Wallet
Topic
Link to the fake walletCurrent status
1. Jaxx[Be Aware]: Fake Liberty Jaxx wallet website and fake apps on Google Store Link (do not download)Removed
2. Jaxx[Be Aware]: Fake Liberty Jaxx wallet website and fake apps on Google Store Link (do not download)Removed
3. Trust[Warning] 10 fake wallets on Google Play - please report themLink (do not download)Removed
4. Trust[Warning] 10 fake wallets on Google Play - please report themLink (do not download)Removed
5. Exodus[Warning] 10 fake wallets on Google Play - please report themLink (do not download)Removed
6. Exodus[Warning] 10 fake wallets on Google Play - please report themLink (do not download)Removed
7. Mew[Warning] 10 fake wallets on Google Play - please report themLink (do not download)Removed
8. Mew[Warning] 10 fake wallets on Google Play - please report themLink (do not download)Removed
9. Mycelium[Warning] 10 fake wallets on Google Play - please report themLink (do not download)Removed
10. BRD[Warning] 10 fake wallets on Google Play - please report themLink (do not download)Removed
11. BRD[Warning] 10 fake wallets on Google Play - please report themLink (do not download)Removed
12. BRD[Warning] 10 fake wallets on Google Play - please report themLink (do not download)Removed
13. AtomicFake Atomic walletLink (do not download)Removed
14. MewFake Mew&Trust walletsLink (do not download)Removed
15. TrustFake Mew&Trust walletsLink (do not download)Removed
16. TRXFake TRX walletLink (do not download)Removed
17. TrezorFake Trezor walletLink (do not download)Removed
18. MewFake Mew walletLink (do not download)Removed
19. ExodusFake Exodus walletsLink (do not download)Removed
20. ExodusFake Exodus walletsLink (do not download)Removed
21. MyceliumFake Mycelium walletLink (do not download)Removed
22. AtomicFake Atomic walletLink (do not download)Removed
23. Jaxx LibertyFake Jaxx Liberty walletLink (do not download)Removed
24. Coinbase[Fake wallet] Coinbase wallet application Link (do not download)Removed
25. Jaxx LibertyFake Jaxx LibertyLink (do not download)Removed
26. AtomicFake Atomic walletLink (do not download)Removed
27. ExodusFake Exodus walletLink (do not download)Removed
28. ExodusTwo Fake Exodus wallets on Google PlayLink (do not download)Removed
29. ExodusTwo Fake Exodus wallets on Google PlayLink (do not download)Removed
30. ExodusFake Exodus wallet on Google PlayLink (do not download)Removed
31. ExodusFake Exodus wallet on Google PlayLink (do not download)Removed
32. MEWFake MEW wallet on Google PlayLink (do not download)Removed
33. SafepalFake Safepal wallet on Google PlayLink (do not download)Removed
34. Atomic3 fake wallets on Google PlayLink (do not download)Removed
35. Atomic3 fake wallets on Google PlayLink (do not download)Removed
36. Exodus3 fake wallets on Google PlayLink (do not download)Removed
37. ExodusExodus : CRYPTO ETH WALLETLink (do not download)Removed
38. Exodus3 new fake wallets on Google PlayLink (do not download)Removed
39. Exodus3 new fake wallets on Google PlayLink (do not download)Removed
40. Exodus3 new fake wallets on Google PlayLink (do not download)Removed
41. AtomicFake Atomic wallet on Google PlayLink (do not download)Active
42. Connect walletFake Connect wallet on Google PlayLink (do not download)Active
43. Connect walletFake Connect wallet on Google PlayLink (do not download)Active





13  Economy / Scam Accusations / [Warning] 10 fake wallets on Google Play - please report them on: January 09, 2021, 08:32:15 AM
As we all know, Google Play is full of fake wallets so I decided to check the most popular ones to see how many of those can I find. Can't say I'm surprised to see so many fake wallets currently available and I honestly don't understand why Google won't start manually checking each and every wallet that appears on their platform, especially if it's made by the unknown developer that doesn't have any reputation.

Just a reminder to always download the wallets directly from developers website as Google simply can't be trusted in that regard and please take  few minutes of your time to report fake wallets below. The more of us report them, better the chances they get removed.



Trust wallets

Real Trust wallet
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wallet.crypto.trustapp

Fake Trust wallets
Code:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.me.trustappmobiler
Code:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=blockwallet20.bitcoin.wallet.btc



Exodus wallets

Real Exodus wallet
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=exodusmovement.exodus

Fake Exodus wallet
Code:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.valader.pacderte
Code:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.exowallt.app



Mew wallets

Real mew wallet
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myetherwallet.mewwallet

Fake mew wallets
Code:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.travolta.copoloka
Code:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=neuwalleteltr.elthrum



Mycelium wallets

Real Mycelium wallet
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mycelium.wallet

Fake Mycelium wallet
Code:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.gonative.android.kwmlka



BRD wallet
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.breadwallet

Fake BRD wallets
Code:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.start.uptool.brd
Code:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bdrch.rsisxqsqd0
Code:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bccdzqh.rsidxwwzx4
14  Economy / Scam Accusations / [Warning] @manhunterBTC promising 10% daily return! on: January 03, 2021, 07:22:22 AM
What happened: User manhunterBTC wakes up after long break, changes password&email and starts  promising 5-10% daily return to all those that invest in his scheme where he allegedly resells gift card that he buys with big discount.

Flag Type 1 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=2566

ANN https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5306148.0
Archive https://archive.fo/vGcVB


This is how he explained his scheme.

I am doing this type of service for a year already privately with a few people but others keep asking me if they could add their friends into this service and I was thinking about it and decided to open this discord server to make this bigger and so everyone can make more money and benefit.

So what am I doing exactly?

I am able to buy World Wide Gift Cards such as Steam, Amazon, Hotels.com, Walmart at an amazing  rate from my contact.

When I say amazing rate I mean 35-50% off depending on for how much I buy in total. After that I am reselling them for a greater %, depending on for how much % they were bought on legal platforms and make profits with that.

s this project have to make daily money for everyone, I have to set the minimum money to put into my wallet to deal with:

30$ - Minimum Investement / 5 % Daily
100$ + - Investement / 10 % Daily

That means, you will put 100$ in and you will be getting 10$ (10%) every day until you decide to withdraw these 100$.
You can choose if you want me to send you daily 10$ to your BTC adress, or you want to coumpound those money and withdraw it later.


First of all, how can someone promise specific daily return if he is just reselling gift cards, so profit naturally depends on how much he gift cards he sold that day. Another big red flag is the fact that account woke up after almost one year break, changed email address & password and started offering this "service".

One more suspicious thing  is one account that is pretending to be interested in all this, alden. That account also woke up from the longer break, and prior going on break  he was active in the same thread as @manhunterBTC. Coincidence? I think not.

Let's not forget one newbie account that registered just so he can vouch for @manhunterBTC

Have been working with him for some time now.
Made my initial investment back and now I'm into profits.
+vouch



15  Local / Hrvatski (Croatian) / Godisnji pregled aktivnosti domaceg podforuma on: January 01, 2021, 02:01:02 PM
Posto je 2020 iza nas, red je da se napravi malo detaljniji pregled aktivnosti naseg boarda u tom periodu, tako da se u godinama koje dolaze moze pratiti (nadam se) napredak naseg boarda.

Podaci za ovaj pregled su preuzeti sa @DdmrDdmr Merit Dashboarda te @TryNinja ninjastic.space.


Prvo krecem sa sastavom naseg boarda, iz kojeg je vidljivo da dominiraju clanovi viseg ranka sto sugerira manjak novih clanova koji su nam se pridruzili tijekom 2020. Ocigledna je i rupa izmedju Member i Sr Member ranka, posto godinu zavrsavamo sa samo 2 Full Member clana. Nadam se da ce  2021 i rekordne razine btca donijeti i makar par novih clanova, ili bar vartiti stare koji su u medjuvremenu prestali biti aktivni.

Ovako izgleda sastav naseg boarda kad se stavi u pie chart




Tijekom 2020 u domacem boardu je napisano 11194 postova, sto je otprilike  35% vise nego u 2019 kad je napisano 8164 postova. A evo i punog popisa svih aktivnih clanova te njhihov broj postova. Vidljivo je da nisam naveo sve clanove koji su napisali makar jedan post jer mislim da to nema smisla, pa sam kao neki minimum stavio da je clan imao minimalno 10 postova u 2020.

#|Legendary|Hero|Sr Member|Full Member|Member|Jr Member|Newbie|
___|_________________|_________________|_________________|_________________|_________________|_________________|_________________|
1.|Daniel91 (710)|slackovic (1618)|casperBGD (984)|Stalker22 (142)|Krastavac (55)|Vectra (223)|antikvark (75)|
2.|dkbit98 (691)|btcltcdigger (804)|-CryptoViking- (393)|ovcijisir (47)|GreenProfit (40)|CroBoy12 (109)|Nenad65 (22)|
3.|sbogovac (316)|cryptofrka (790)|FatFork (370)||dzoni (39)|Pixavz (81)|Maggie Skyhunter (17)|
4.|Pmalek (283)|Trofo (761)|Branko (41)||bernardos (35)|antun2203 (55)|ivanm123 (11)|
5.|marlboroza (208)|big_daddy (688)|SuperTA (29)| |oempie (24)|MikeCro (45)| |
6.|iluvbitcoins (129)|Rikafip (389)|RegulusHr 12)||Atomicc (23)|Bitcoin Store (24)||
7.|examplens (99)|freigeist (29)|dadach (11)||alfacro (17)|cubicus (16)||
8.|ljudotina (88)|free-bit.co.in (14)|||dikobraz123 12)|Paxon (14)||
9.|mladen00 (38)|Angell (12)|||zenrog 11)|Bl_385 (11)||
10.|Lucius (28)||||Maotezi (10)|||
11.|Bitdonator (23)|||||||



Tijekom 2020 podijeljeno je ukupno 1818 merita sto je sloziti ce te se odlican rast od cak 200% u odnosu na 2019 kad je podijeljeno samo 604 merita. Na listi dolje da se primjetiti da je u top 21 cak pet "vanjskih" clanova, sto nam je svakako pomoglo te im se ovim putem zahvaljujem. Link na punu listu se nalazi ispod screenshota.



Puna lista https://public.tableau.com/shared/GBPNT9CHH?:display_count=y&:origin=viz_share_link


Kad sam vec sherao listu onih koji su najvise poslali i primili merit, red je spomenuti i topice/postove koji su primili najvise merita

Top 10 tema:
1. Bitcoin TA (Analiza)
2. Mjesečna Analiza za Hrvatsku Lokalnu Zajednicu (Bitcointalk Croatian)
3. Novosti
4. bitcoin priča - merit giveaway
5. 🍀🍀 Bounty kampanje Altcoin – Signature, Telegram 🍀🍀
6. Ethereum 2.0 – Serenety, Što je i kako radi?
7. Bitcoin: "Lakše je prevariti ljude nego ih uvjeriti da su prevareni"(Mark Twain)
8. ETH tehnicka analiza
9. Bitcoin-store.hr zbirni topic
10. Budućnost Ethereuma i ostalih altcoina

Top 10 postova
1. Bitcoin-store.hr zbirni topic
2. Ethereum 2.0 – Serenety, Što je i kako radi?
3. Re: Bitcoin TA (Analiza)
4. Re: Mjesečna Analiza za Hrvatsku Lokalnu Zajednicu (Bitcointalk Croatian)
5. Alternative CoinMarketCap stranici
6. Bitcoin: Društveni Fenomen
7. Liquidity pool - objasnjenje uticaja promene cene i kad je bitno
8. Stock-to-flow Model - Modeliranje vrijednosti Bitcoina na temelju rijetkosti
9. Re: ETH tehnicka analiza
10. Re: Bitcoin: "Lakše je prevariti ljude nego ih uvjeriti da su prevareni"(Mark Twain)


A za kraj, merit/post ratio tijekom 2020 za 25 najaktivnijih clanova

#
Member
Merit/Post
1.Rikafip0.47
2.Pmalek0.4
3.ovcijisir 0.4
4.dzoni0.38
5.cryptofrka0.31
6.-CryptoViking- 0.27
7.Krastavac0.24
8.FatFork0.22
9.casperBGD 0.2
10.dkbit980.2
11.Stalker22 0.13
12.antun22030.13
13.slackovic 0.12
14.Trofo0.1
15.big_daddy0.09
16.btcltcdigger0.08
17.marlboroza0.08
18.examplens0.08
19.ljudotina0.08
20.Daniel910.05
21.sbogovac0.03
22.iluvbitcoins0.02
23.Pixavz0.02
24.Branko0.02
25.Vectra 0.004
16  Economy / Scam Accusations / [SCAM] Operand- scammy DeFi that copied another DeFi content! on: December 31, 2020, 07:49:08 PM
What happened: Operand is yet another scammy DeFi made in haste by copying website content of another DeFi, Reflect Finance. No whitepaper, no team, basically nothing, just plagiarized content and that's about it. There is only one way this lazy attempt can end up, and that's people loosing money and creators disappearing and probably coming back with a new DeFI copy/paste under different name. Therefore, I am tagging and flagging @altcoin_user!

Flag Type 1 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=2560

ANN https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5305297.0
Archive https://loyce.club/archive/posts/5598/55981939.html

Website https://www.operandproject.com/#about
Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20201231193535/https://www.operandproject.com/#about

Reflect Finance website https://reflect.finance/

Quote
Domain name: operandproject.com
Registry Domain ID: 2580438098_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.namecheap.com
Registrar URL: http://www.namecheap.com
Updated Date: 0001-01-01T00:00:00.00Z
Creation Date: 2020-12-23T18:52:35.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-12-23T18:52:35.00Z



Operand website content is on the left side, while Reflect Finance is on the right. Rest of the Operand website content is also taken from Reflect Finance.

 

 



17  Other / Meta / Shouldn't this be treated as an obvious plagiarism case? on: December 26, 2020, 09:16:30 AM
Week ago @hosseinimr93 started topic in reputation board about suspicious merit transfers, and one of the accounts he mentioned was bitcoinermatt. Since those merit transfers indeed looked shady, I checked his post history. One topic he started caught my attention, in which he claimed to make bitcoin themed painting.

Hello everyone, I made a Bitcoin Drawing a while back and kind of forgot about it. Let me know what you think about it. Here it is:



Since painting looked really good I did some reverse image search which immediately yield results. Turns out painting is work of reddit user Coaster89. That painting is shared on the Instagram account of the same user (@coaster89) and he is selling his art through rarible. Additionally, same painting was shared almost a year ago in WO thread, and user who shared the painting also shared the original source (Instagram account of Coaster89). Link to that post.

@bitcoinermatt didn't bother to answer my question what's going on there, who stole from who, so I decided to contact the person that I thought is the original creator, coaster89. I sent him messages both on Instagram and reddit and few hours later I got reply via reddit, confirming my suspicion that @bitcoinermatt is not the original creator of that painting.




After I got confirmation that he is not the creator of that painting even though he claimed that he is, i reported him for plagiarism



Week later, that report is still unhandled. Based on previous reporting experience I know that chances of report being handled after one week decrease significantly with each passing day and if report stays the same after two weeks, it will stay like that most likely forever.

I know that we don't have to provide sources of images we share here in fear of plagiarism, but what about those that explicitly claim ownership of painting/photo, like it happened in this case? Shouldn't this be seen as an obvious case of plagiarism since he took someone else's work and claims to be his own?
18  Economy / Scam Accusations / [SCAM]Colonel Token-pretending to be part of one older project! on: December 25, 2020, 04:30:09 PM
What happened: as I mentioned in the title, Colonel Tokens pretends to be part of Military Token, one older and now abandoned  project from 2018.

When you check Military Token website, you won't find absolutely any mention of this Colonel Token, and it's the same thing on their social media channels like facebook and Twitter, which are inactive for almost two years now. If they really have some new token, wouldn't the mention it somewhere? On top of that, soon after ANN creation Newbie accounts started showing up doing classic shill work. Since I strongly believe that this is just a scam attempt I am raising the flag against OP of that thread

Flag Type 1 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=2551

ANN https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5303390.msg55929735#msg55929735
Archive https://archive.fo/9HKpp

MilitaryToken website https://www.militarytoken.io/


Goal here seems to be to make people buy their useless tokens via Waves exchange


Colonel Token - Staking is open. Buy and freeze to get rewarded in Waves !!!!!!!!!!


19  Economy / Scam Accusations / [SCAM] Imining - Cloud mining promising 692% yearly profit! on: December 24, 2020, 11:59:33 AM
What happened: Imining is yet another cloud mining scheme that promises unrealistically high return. They even claim that they are "making mining predictable" but as we all know, mining is everything but that as it profit constantly changes and what you get today with your mining rig doesn't mean it will be the same tomorrow. But Imining magic rigs equipped with "neural technology" offer constant profit no matter how much mining difficulty changes.

Flag Type 1 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=2542

ANN https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5288514.msg55570022#msg55570022
Archive https://archive.fo/lToQ1

Website https://imining.pro
Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20201224113747/https://imining.pro/price

Quote
Domain Name: IMINING.PRO
Registry Domain ID: D503300001185873941-LRMS
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Updated Date: 2020-11-06T12:25:15Z
Creation Date: 2020-07-01T17:40:47Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2022-07-01T17:40:47Z


According to their calculation, if you invest 1000 USD, in one year you will get 7920 USD, making it 692% ROI. With these type of return we are entering ponzi territory as no one legit would offer you something like that simply because it is not feasible and profitable.





To further lure people into investing, every few seconds you will see popup in the bottom right corner about investors who successfully withdrew their earnings




Beside  unrealistically high return, there are several other red flags like claim of having 15,000+ users and paying out more than 2.2 million USD and all that in five months since their site is launched. Certificate of incorporation is yet another red flag often used in similar schemes.
20  Economy / Scam Accusations / [Warning] Solomon Cash using stock photo for their CEO! on: December 23, 2020, 10:47:17 AM
What happened: Solomon Cash used stock image photo for their CEO "Simon Polman". We all know the answer why would CEO of company hide his real identity.

ANN https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5302772.0
Archive https://loyce.club/archive/topics/530/5302772.html

Website http://solomon.cash/
Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20201223103339/http://solomon.cash/

Whitepaper https://web.archive.org/web/20201223104800/http://solomon.cash/one_page/SOLOMON_Whitepaper.pdf

Quote
Domain Name: solomon.cash
Registry Domain ID: da740a6ef73b49858d9d7b4d6a70c0a6-DONUTS
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.rrpproxy.net
Registrar URL: http://key-systems.net
Updated Date: 2020-06-22T14:45:55Z
Creation Date: 2020-06-17T14:45:25Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2021-06-17T14:45:25Z

This is a picture of  Solomon Cash CEO Simon Polman from their website.




And this is what you get when you check the source of the picture. They just cut out part where person is holding mobile phone taking selfie, and that's about it. I must admit that using photo with a mask is a nice touch, due current covid19 situation. Same photo is used for Simon Polman LinkedIn account, so that can't be just a mistake from web developer, or whatever standard excuse they come up with.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-polman-86532a1a8/

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