TRON Founder Justin Sun is Being Impersonated By Cryptocurrency Scammers

Omar Faridi
  • Crypto scammers have gained control of an official Twitter account belonging to FOX’s Almost Human show.
  • The scammers are using the account to offer fake crypto giveaways.

Cryptocurrency scammers seem to have gained control of an official Twitter account (@AlmostHumanFOX) belonging to FOX’s Almost Human show. The scammers are also reportedly using the account to lure unsuspecting users by offering fake “giveaways” or free cryptocurrency.

At present, the hacked Twitter handle is impersonating TRON founder and CEO Justin Sun and it’s not clear exactly how the account was compromised. The hacked account appears to be tweeting TRON related updates since the past three days.Tron twitter hack

Moreover, Twitter’s management, the FOX broadcasting company and people from the discontinued Almost Human TV series have not officially said anything regarding the hack. Reportedly, the Bitcoin and Ethereum addresses being used by the scammers have not yet received any digital currency from unsuspecting users, according to blockchain data.

Twitter, FOX Remain Silent Regarding Hacked Accounts

This may change because the scammers might eventually be able to trick some users, especially if Twitter and FOX do not come forward soon to address this issue. Notably, scammers on Twitter are now well-known for impersonating crypto and blockchain influencers while also fooling them into sending cryptocurrency to their accounts.

Recently, crypto analyst and Forbes contributor Joseph Young also reported a “fake crypto bot giveaway” through a scam account on Twitter. After Young informed Twitter about the incident, the company responded by saying they had found “no violation of the Twitter rules against abusive behavior.” The crypto investor further noted that this was not the first time that scammers had impersonated him on Twitter in order to “offer” fake giveaways.

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Questionable Twitter Verified Status Rules

There also appears to be some confusion right now regarding how Twitter assigns verified badges to accounts. The social media company’s terms and conditions state that users may lose their verified status if they change their username. However, Twitter accounts that change their display name are still able to retain their verified status.

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey has stated that management at the micro-blogging service is looking into the abusive activity. However, it seems that the company is not doing much to prevent bad actors from using its service to scam people. This, despite a large number of influential crypto and blockchain personalities, such as Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, requesting numerous times that Twitter should do something to stop this growing problem.

TRON Releases the Sun Network, Its Sidechain Scaling Solution

The TRON Foundation, an organization created to support the development of the TRON network, has announced the code for its sidechain scaling solution, the Sun Network, has been released.

Through a Medium blog post, the TRON Foundation revealed the first version of the scaling solution’s code is designed to help the TRX blockchain scale, to the point it’ll provide the TRON network with “unlimited scalability.” The post reads:

The overall solution of the Sun Network will provide unlimited scalability to the Tron MainNet, allowing for more possibilities to the development of Tron DApps and the entire ecosystem. The solution also strives to bring positive impacts to the whole blockchain industry while flourishing the Tron network.

The Sun Network, the TRON Foundation notes, will achieve this by incorporating an umber of scaling projects. An example given is that of DAppChain, a side chain “enabling DApps to run with lower Energy consumption, higher security and efficiency” on TRX’s mainnet.

The post adds that compared to other scaling solutions the Sun Network has distinctive features, including its support for smart contract transactions and for customizable requirements “such as setting side chain incentives, transaction rates, transaction confirmation speed and other parameters, catering to the needs of different developer groups.”

Per the blog post TRON’s total account number is now above the three million mark, and since its mainnet was launched a total of 410 million transactions took place. It adds that moving on “the energy-saving, highly secure and efficient Sun Network will contribute to a more active ecosystem of TRON.”

TRON launched its Sun Network’s testnet in May, and announced earlier this month its release was coming soon. In late June, the TRON Foundation announced a $20 million TRX buyback to promote market stability.