The cryptocurrency fraud turned to the new victim nobel prize economist
Hackers, scammers, cryptocurrency scams in the cryptocurrency market are not to be missed for anyone. They have even turned to Paul Krugman, Nobel laureate and economist. Does this show that hackers are confident of their clever tricks when looking for a professor to cheat?
Paul Krugman, Nobel laureate and economist
Even economists encounter cryptocurrency fraud
Krugman shared that he received an email notifying that money was deposited into his Blockchain wallet. However, things will be easier to understand if Krugman owns the wallet. In fact, he doesn’t have any.
OK, this is extremely weird. I received an email saying that a payment has been received into my blockchain wallet. But I don’t have a blockchain wallet. Presumably there’s some kind of fraud going on, but what?
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) December 5, 2019
Hackers have now devised more sophisticated scams. From fake gifts to impersonating technology support people. And perhaps Krugman’s case is one of them. The truth proves that even Krugman, a Nobel laureate, can’t avoid scammers.
Krugman’s situation brought attention to the founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin. Buterin gave Krugman expert advice. And if you’re in the same case as Krugman, install Metamask to block cryptocurrency fraud sites.
It could also be a scam site; there’s plenty of those. If you start dabbling in crypto I’d recommend installing metamask, alongside the wallet functionality it automatically blocks all the crypto scam sites that it knows about.
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) December 6, 2019
Some people need to be more mature
Except for a few people who behave culturally like Buterin, most Twitter users respond to Krugman very rudely. They call him old and stupid. And it is these people who have made the cryptocurrency market so childish in the eyes of others.
However, perhaps the public’s teasing for Krugman also comes from his statements for the cryptocurrency market. He has called himself a ‘crypto-skeptic‘ in a piece in the New York Times.
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