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Soon after Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin complained about impersonators, Harry Denley decided to leverage JavaScript to stave off scammers. 

The current situation describes a situation where Scam artists use fake Twitter accounts to impersonate celebrities and public figures, thereby 

promoting cryptocurrencies. As a result, they then sell the coins at a big profit when their fake tweets pump the price higher. This practice has been going on for a while now.

But now, the Ethereum community has come up with a new way to fight these scams using JavaScript browser extensions. Developer Harry Denley is set to release a Twitter-specific extension on Sunday which will tell users when they are seeing Tweets sent by potentially fake accounts.

Denley said he started working on the extension after Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin complained about being impersonated. However, this is not his first interventionist attempt as he is credited with writing a similar script for tracking blacklisted domain names at a time.

Denley's script, EtherSecurityLookup, runs as a browser extension on Google Chrome.




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According to the report on, "The extension catches Twitter accounts that impersonate established users or companies. In the crypto community, this is usually done to plug fraudulent projects, or just straight up ask strangers to send them money. In some cases, the fraudsters often promote a specific cryptocurrency and then sell their personal stashes once their false endorsements send the price skyrocketing. In others, they create a fake company and raise money for a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO), before disappearing.

The browser extension, which Denley plans to publish here on Sunday, is related to his existing EtherAddressLookup extension, which protects users from sharing their cryptocurrency passwords and addresses with scammers and phishers by checking domain names against a blacklist of websites. This is to hedge against so-called phishing attacks, where false e-mails attempt to trick users into parting with their cryptocurrency."





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