Cardano Stay Safe Content [UPDATED]

Cardano Stay Safe Content

The worldwide web has been a source of information as early as 1993. While internet boasts an abundance of information, it also hosts bad actors carrying out illegal and malicious activities. From bank and inheritance letters, fake products, fraudsters to ransomware – you name it.

Cardano’s ‘bootstrap’ Byron era was deployed in October 2017. As an ecosystem and a community, we must be vigilant on the internet and take precautions.

Now with Shelley right around the corner we want to take this opportunity on us and release contents in which we describe what is the best way to stay safe and vigilant in our ecosystem.

How to stay safe?

Verifying integrity of websites and installers

What is a seed and why should i keep it safe?

Learn about different wallet types, their attack vectors and how to keep your ada safe

An overview with our official channels

Possible scam scenarios

Scenario #1: It’s too good to be true

The saying “If it’s too good to be true it probably is” basically sums up most of the content we share for members of our community to stay safe. This includes scenarios as ada giveaways, sending ada and receiving more back in return and stakepools or staking services who offer more in return than the protocol can achieve.

Scenario #2: You are asked for your recovery seed for staking or help with technical problems

We will never ask for your seed, never ever!

Scenario #3: A strange website is offering Cardano related software

Always be on the lookout for strange URLs, bad wording and filenames

Scenario #4: I am being contacted by an official and/or Ambassador out of the blue

We will never DM you without a reason offering help, services or downloads.

Scenario #5: Someone is offering me a third chance for the snapshot

There will be two snapshots; a dry-run which we had by now and a definitive one. Everyone saying otherwise is misleading you.

Scenario #6: An account that looks like one of our official people and/or entities is holding an ada giveaway

There will be no ada giveaways. The ada we have is to be used for community initiatives and investment in the protocol. There is no such thing as free lunch!


Updated: Possible scam scenarios added.

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