When people learned how to create a new cryptocurrency and began to build their infrastructure like marketplaces, in the field began to appear and fraud. According to blockchain auditor Chainalysis for the past two years, fraud in the ecosystem has spread significantly. As stated in the latest report of the company, a favorite cryptocurrency scams for various reasons, was the project Vitalik Buterin.
Chainalysis long explores the trends of cybercrime. The report Crypto Crime Series: Decoding Ethereum Scams says that to date, the majority of scammers for their crimes choose . For 2017 was stolen at ETH $ 17 million, and in 2018 have benches led to the theft of about 0.01 percent of all stocks of coins. It's the equivalent of $ 36 million. Towards the end of 2018 the number of scams has decreased, but the methods have become more sophisticated. Chainalysis was able to identify more than 2 thousand fraudulent addresses from late 2016 to late 2018, which paid a total of almost 40 thousand deceived users.
In the case of Ethereum, the most popular are 4 schemes: outright fraud, fake ICO, Ponzi schemes and phishing. The auditor also reported that the success of these tactics varies with time. As it says .com, fraudulent schemes have evolved closer to the end of the year and more deliberate Ponzi and have benches during the ICO brought the fraudsters millions of dollars.
In the database Etherscam currently registered 6378 Scam, with 924 of them are now active. Also note that a huge number of scams go unnoticed and may not be reflected in the statistics. Yesterday the hackers another phishing attack on users MyEtherWallet.
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