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1  Local / Altcoins (Pilipinas) / [Babala] Pekeng Brave Bounty Program na nagbibigay ng 1,500 BAT tokens bawat isa on: October 22, 2019, 03:17:06 PM
Kamakailan lang ay nakatangap ako ng isang email na umanoy parang galing sa Brave Browser team na may subject - "Update your Brave browser. Get 1,500 BAT tokens" at dito ay kaagad ako ay nagduda sapagkat yung 1.5k na BAT tokens ay medyo malaki na yung halaga at naisip ko na sobrang maganda yung nakasa-ad sa  bounty para maging totoo! Madami din akong nakitang red flags (na nakasaad sa ibaba) at mga kahina-hinalang links na halatang mga paraan ng pang iiscam!

Paki balewala nalang yung email at wag bisitahin yung mga sites na naka lista sa form o di kaya ay huwag magbigay ng kahit anong impormasyon. Ito ay isang klarong scam na bounty program at yung link sa download page nila ay isang phishing site din - na halos magkatulad lahat sa opisyal na website ng Brave! Isa pa, posible din tayong malagay sa peligro sa pagdownload sa site nila kasi baka makakuha tayo ng mga trojan o iba pang mga malwares na posibleng nakapalaman sa installer ng pekeng Brave program na yan.




Follow up email na may phishing link






Mga paghahambing

Brave Browser Official Main Page



Phishing site main page


                       Tunay na download message box                 Peke na download message box  
       



Tunay na nai-download na file
                     
 

Peke na nai-download file


Note: Pansinin ang mga natatanging mga pagkakaiba ng katangian sa mga web pages, download message boxes at mga files na nai-download na napapaloob sa mga pulang markers.



Code:
Phishing Site: https://bounty-brave.info/

Code:
Paki report dito yung mga suspek na phising sites: https://safebrowsing.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/?hl=en


Note: May mga impormasyon sa email na tinanggal para sa privacy purposes.

Original na thread: [Warning] Fake Brave Bounty Program Giving 1,500 BAT Tokens to each participant!
2  Other / Beginners & Help / [Warning] Fake Brave Bounty Program Giving 1,500 BAT Tokens to each participant! on: October 22, 2019, 02:09:05 PM
Just recently, I have received an email purportedly coming from the Brave browser team with the subject "Update your Brave browser. Get 1,500 BAT tokens" after which I became suspicious since 1.5k BAT bounty to be given individually sounds too good to be true and I see many red flags on the email (as illustrated below) and suspicious links which I find very obvious to be forms of scam tactics!

Please disregard this email and don't visit those sites listed on the form or give any personal information whatsoever. This is obviously a scam bounty program and the link to the download page is a phishing site - identical to the official Brave website! Also, we may run the risk of downloading a trojan or any other malware that could be embedded if we proceed to download that  installer without hesitation.



Follow up email with same phishing link








Comparisons

Brave Browser Official Main Page



Phishing site main page


                         Legit download message box                        Fake download message box  
       



Legit downloaded file
                     
 

Fake downloaded file


Note: Notice the distinctive differences on attributes on both pages, download message boxes and the downloaded files enclosed with red markers.


Code:
Phishing Site: https://bounty-brave.info/

Note: Some information on the email were omitted for privacy purposes.
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / A rise on Bitcoin addresses that holds 1k BTC or more is a bullish sign! on: October 15, 2019, 09:56:12 AM
Recently, there has been a steady increase on the number of unique Bitcoin addresses that holds at least 1k BTC or more and this trend has been consistent for several months now, which started from the earlier period of 2019! As per news articles, most crypto observers had suggested the idea that its possible that big investors and institutions could be behind this trend where it seems they are possibly accumulating BTC under $10k price range.


To my understanding, I think this is a bullish sign for BTC, and whats more exciting is that this trend hasn't happened especially in the 2017 bull market! Kindly share with us your thoughts and ideas about this metric. Smiley

Sources: https://glassnode.com/
             https://cointelegraph.com/news/2-key-indicators-show-traders-are-accumulating-bitcoin-under-10k
             https://cointelegraph.com/news/growth-of-btc-millionaires-now-matches-bitcoins-early-years-new-data
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / The Creation of CRC (Crypto Rating Council) - Its influence on cryptocurrencies. on: September 30, 2019, 03:20:43 PM
Recently Coinbase, together with other leading companies in the crypto industry just announced its creation of CRC - Crypto rating Council with the goal to
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assist market participants that trade or support crypto assets to comply with U.S. federal securities laws.
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The blog also stated that CRC is doing a score based rating -
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The Council’s analytical framework results in a score between 1 and 5.
A score of 1 means the Council’s independent analysis suggests the asset has few or no characteristics consistent with a traditional regulated security.
A score of 5 means the Council’s analysis suggests that an asset has many characteristics strongly consistent with treatment as a security.

Interestingly, Bitcoin was rated with  with a score of 1.0, meaning it is less likely to be a security! In light with this developments, I was wondering if the U.S. regulating bodies would soften its stance against Bitcoin or would altogether embrace it? Also, what would be the effect of this ratings on some cryptos which have been characterized as the same as security? And how would crypto holders react based on the ratings of cryptos he/she is holding?


Sources: https://blog.coinbase.com/introducing-the-crypto-rating-council-d6ee33a8f34d

             https://www.cryptoratingcouncil.com/asset-ratings
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Thoughts on Bitcoin's Increasing Market Dominance on: September 02, 2019, 02:26:15 PM
As per Coinmarketcap's data - https://coinmarketcap.com , Bitcoin is steadily gaining market dominance and I want to know what will be its implications or possible repercussions on the crypto-industry? Any ideas?
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