Anyone who follows Crypto Twitter will be aware of the thousands of scambots attempting to impersonate Tesla-founder Elon Musk in attempts to secure Ethereum (ETH).
Musk has previously been fairly dismissive and sometimes even jovial about the situation but it appears to have finally got to him. Despite Twitter announcing it will suspend any account that changes its name to ‘Elon Musk’, it appears the Twitter scam bots still operate in mass.
As a result, Musk posted a Tweet aimed at Jackson Palmer (@ummjackson) asking “if you can help get rid of the annoying scam spammers, that would be much appreciated”.
@ummjackson if you can help get rid of the annoying scam spammers, that would be much appreciated
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2018
Palmer, fortunately, appears to have been working to resolve the problem himself. He quickly replied to Musk to inform him that he has a script ready to tackle the issue. He then followed up with a further Tweet informing the Twitter community that Musk now has the script. He also added in Twitter founder Jack Dorsey (@jack) to the conversation, stating that Dorsey and the Twitter team should look into automating the script in order to fix the problem once and for all.
Dogecoin millionaire and maximalist @sabotagebeats, who is currently using the name Dogeon Musk, also added to the conversation, suggesting Dorsey should hire Palmer to help with the issue.
Dogecoin (DOGE) has been one of the most consistently well-performing cryptocurrencies during the recent bear market. While most altcoins suffered through a severe downturn recently, DOGE managed to stay relatively strong, trading in a similar pattern to Bitcoin (BTC).
The specifics behind Palmer’s anti-scambot script have not been revealed but with any luck, Dorsey takes his request to heart and works with him and Musk to find a final resolution to the problem.