2018 saw a new scam epidemic that gradually took over Twitter – and eventually the entire cryptocurrency and blockchain space: the Bitcoin giveaway scheme. It all started in January, at the height of the cryptocurrency mania. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin took to Twitter to warn users that cunning individuals had been impersonating him and spamming cryptocurrency enthusiasts with requests to send small amounts of Ethereum. “The usual scammer story is that ‘my laptop literally died’ and I have no way to access funds from my cold wallet until a week from now,” Buterin said on Twitter. “Don’t believe it or…

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