Hardware wallet Ledger has warned of scams using Bitcoin Diamond (BCD) to defraud users as suspicions around the hard fork start to mount.
‘They’ll Steal Your Assets’
In tweets late last week, the wallet manufacturer cautioned followers about fake websites purporting to let Bitcoin holders claim BCD coins.
Bitcoin Diamond is one of a growing number of promised Bitcoin hard forks to be formally announced since November.
A relatively unknown project, vague promises of faster network transactions and other fringe benefits are yet to see implementation, with only futures trading on around 20 exchanges.
Certain rogue actors are now enticing Bitcoin holders who are technically entitled to equivalent balances on the BCD chain to claim them, ostensibly by reuiring entry of sensitive security information.
SCAM WARNING – multiple sites claim to let you collect Bitcoin Diamond. They’ll steal your assets. Never enter your mnemonic into a third party website.
— Ledger (@LedgerHQ) December 21, 2017
Calling Time On ‘Scam Of Epic Proportions’
The warnings compound existing suspicions about Bitcoin Diamond’s developers and ethos, with a recent Medium post asserting the hard for itself is a “scam of epic proportions.”
Citing unusual social media …
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