TheCEOof SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk asked the creator of Dogecoin ‘DOGE’ Jackson Palmer,to assist him against combat “annoying” cryptocurrency scammers on Twitterduring atweet on last Monday.
MentioningJacksonin his tweet, Musk wrote:
“@ummjackson ifyou’ll be helping us toeliminatethe annoying scam spammers,we wouldbea lot of appreciated.”
Jackson replied him back, urging Muskto reachhimon direct messages. The creator of Dogecoinsecureto send Musk the scriptthat wouldsolve the problem:
“If you DMme (your DMs aren’t open), I’ll send you the script – it’s short,straightforwardandyou simplyrun it with cron somewhere.”
Itseemsthat Muskfailed totake long to reply, asin a verycouple of minutesJackson retweeted back with an update:
“Update: Elon has the script…wehadan honestchat onhow@jackand also theTwitter teamought topositivelyautomatiseand fix thisdownsideon theirendalthough.”
Earlier inJuly this year, a tweet by Elon Muskapparentlyurgedthat thewealthyCEOisentertainedby scam bots impersonatingfamedfolkson Twitter –together withMusk himself –during amove to steal Ethereum anddifferentcryptocurrencies. He then posted: “Ineedto understand whois actually running the Ethereum scambots! Mad skillz”
Muskisn’tthe solebig nameto havebeen impersonated by scam bots. Multiple scam accounts on Twitter have tried toposeas Litecoin founder Charlie Lee, including the CEO and founder of Telegram ‘Pavel Durov’.
Even inSep,CEOof Twitter Jack Dorseyurgedthat Twittermayuse blockchain technology to combatmisinfoand scams on its platform.