SCAMMERS SELLING FALSE HOPE & ASKING FOR BITCOIN
The site to combat counterfeiting in Russia was closed. Screenshots show that he offers the so-called vaccine in doses of up to three people. She said she is affiliated with Australian National University in Canberra.
Although extensive research is ongoing, there is currently no drug or vaccine available for COVID-19. However, it is not surprising that scammers will try to exploit the current crisis by promoting fraud. Any so-called procedures sold over the Internet should be avoided. Some media outlets, such as Alex Jones, have been told to stop promoting supplements and alternative medicines that they say would fight the disease.
Criminals are also trying to earn money by creating fake charitable and auxiliary organizations. Many are looking for donations through Bitcoin. Therefore, any group claiming to be of assistance during the current outbreak should be thoroughly investigated. The Better Business Bureau has a website dedicated to this issue.
One safe way to donate is to choose an established organization such as the Red Cross. The Italian Red Cross trip has already raised thousands of euros to help the coronavirus. Donations for Bitcoin to the International Red Cross can be made through BitPay.
LEGITIMATE PROJECTS USE SCIENCE AND REAL DATA
A growing number of legitimate blockchain applications for core Bitcoin technology can help fight the coronavirus. One of them is the Stanford University project, which is now seeking help from bitcoin and cryptocurrency miners. This year, volunteers donated unused cycles of their computer for protein research. Folding @ home is currently releasing a version of this program for learning COVID-19, which can be very useful for accessing the GPU.
In addition, proposals to combat the virus using Blockchain technology have sparked numerous collective initiatives. One is Covidathon, an eight-week hackathon sponsored by SingularityNET and Ocean Protocol. Blockchain-based applications are also under development. Some seek to create anonymous, interactive infection point nodes that can provide consistent data to both health care providers and the general public. Others promise to better manage the complex logistics of delivering critical medical equipment.
It is important to note that as COVID-19 grows, it becomes increasingly important to distinguish between honest projects and those who seek to exploit society by providing false hope.