The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk asked Jackson Palmer, the creator of Dogecoin (DOGE), to help him combat "annoying" cryptocurrency scammers on Twitter in a tweet Monday, September 17.
Mentioning Palmer in his tweet, Musk wrote:
"@ummjackson if you can help get rid of the annoying scam spammers, that would be much appreciated."
Palmer replied almost immediately, urging Musk to reach out to him using direct messages. The creator of Dogecoin promised to send Musk the script that could solve the problem:
"If you DM me (your DMs aren’t open), I’ll send you the script - it’s short, simple and you just run it with cron somewhere."
It appears that Musk did not take long to reply, as in a few minutes Palmer tweeted an update:
"Update: Elon has the script... we had a good chat on how @jack and the Twitter team should definitely automate and fix this problem on their end though."
Back in July, a tweet by Elon Musk seemingly suggested that the billionaire CEO is amused by scam bots impersonating famous people on Twitter – including Musk himself – in a move to steal Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. He then posted: "I want to know who is running the Etherium scambots! Mad skillz"
Musk is not the only famous person to have been impersonated by scam bots. Multiple scam accounts on Twitter have tried to pose as Litecoin founder Charlie Lee, as Cointelegraph reported January 2018, while others still impersonated the CEO and founder of Telegram Pavel Durov.
In September, CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey suggested that Twitter might use blockchain technology to combat misinformation and scams on its platform.
Despite Jackson Palmer receiving a name-drop from the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Dogecoin’s price and capitalisation have remained pretty much the same over the past 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap data. Still, early September was a success for the coin, as DOGE had seen a significant upswing since August 30, at one point going up by 135 percent in just three days.