Byteball referrals snipped? Was probably @resteem.bot

in byteball •  10 months ago 

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If you haven't heard, Byteball is doing a massive airdrop to Steem users with 30-70+ reputation. Users are getting $10 - $160 worth of Byteball that can be held or sold immediately Bittrex.

If for whatever strange reason you haven't done it yet, you can download the wallet here. Hit me up on Discord or Steem.chat and I'll send you some bytes to get your account unlocked. You can read more in my original post.

Based on your rep, this is what you can expect to get in the airdrop, half now half in a smart contract a year from now.

  • Steem reputation above (30): you get a $10 reward
  • Steem reputation above (40): you get a $20 reward
  • Steem reputation above (50): you get a $40 reward
  • Steem reputation above (60): you get a $80 reward
  • Steem reputation above (70): you get a $160 reward

Anyway, I'm not going to spend time pitching Byteball when someone else is going to steal the rewards while I spend time walking through people who to claim theirs.

I've been collecting a list of all the users who go around stealing referral rewards from other people's threads. They do this because the first person who sends the initial bytes gets the referral reward. So they go around and let people introduce others to ByteBall, walk them through getting setup, then take credit for it by stealing the referral credit.

One user comes up a lot, in fact quite a bit. The user is no real surprise, to be honest, but it is @resteem.bot. I sent him some flags to let him know I'm thinking of him. I'm sure he would love to hear back from everyone who has been wrong to let him know you are thinking about him as well.

While he doesn't always get the referral as other users are sometimes faster, he is doing it constantly attempting it and sometimes succeeding. Referrals for Byteball are quite large, giving losers a large incentive to sniper other users posts.

Steemit has a natural attraction to users who want to get free money for little to noeffort. The Byteball airdrop is a big example of that, much to their surprise though, they are not anonymous or hard to find.

I have flagged a few users who have been going around sniping Byteball referrals, and considering releasing the list I have built. Other who are doing it, you are no anonymous and likely will be flagged in the near future.

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Somehow I missed this post. Thanks @themarkymark!

I found myself thinking about him almost every day lately.. : )

I now added the link to this post to his usual tail. ; )

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Nope, but there a runing some bots thats scan Steemit for Byteball adresses an send 49589 bytes. This is more orgenized that you think. Do you really believe we are so smart to write this scrips but use than our real account? We talk about this situation in the Telegram group with the Byteball Team how it can be stoped. The rules for the airdrop has changed, more infos tomorrow.

Good night.

@resteem.bot

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There is documented proof you are going around sniping referrals. You are not the only one, but one of the more frequent snipers.

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The biggest referral snipping was by bots. One of my referrals got hijacked, and I didn't like it. So after that, I gamed the system for about 200$ by creating new accounts. Their airdrop was very poorly designed and easily gameable.

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@themarkymark

It need no proof, the DAG is open, everbody can see everything. This was before the information was out, that paments can change the refferal. And how everbody see, people spam thier adresses everywhere to get 1 cent. The Byteball referal sytem was a mess, don't blame the user.

This bot spam network is an other level and not to tolerate.

By the way we also lost someting from the bots but we are not just for money on Steemit and don't care.

@resteem.bot

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I somewhat agree with @resteem.bot, especially on his comment - " And how everbody see, people spam thier adresses everywhere to get 1 cent. The Byteball referal sytem was a mess, don't blame the user."

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If I work at a cash business and we have a tip jar which he takes it because it was "out in the open" how is he not a thief?

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@themarkymark, I only agree to his spam comments. In overall context yes it is unethical to have a such behaviour.

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Yeah, because there is so much abuse going on, but I think allowing less than 50 rep was a big mistake in the first place. Rep is far too easy to be gamed and created a mad circus.

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Agree but they did not fix the affiliate issue yet.
And I think I found a way to game the ref stealing bots put your address on the byteballs. I got 100K byteball out of that not much but it works lol

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100k byteball bytes or gigabytes?

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Just post random addresses, but they now changed their bots to only do it once per username

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interesting...

Flag them all!!! Robber-bots and account... hisses

@themarkymark m done brother :)

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Even this idiot spotted that flaw immediately when I read their site and realised the referral came from sending the bytes as opposed to following the link....quite proud of myself, There may be hope for me yet...and if anyone is wondering. No I didnt!

@themarkymark I don't support byteball anymore :(

I have been spammed on my discord relentlessly since it all happened...

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Me too.

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When you can get $10-$160 just for someone to sign up and you send them $0.08, can imagine how much spam there will be.

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Thing is I agreed with my partner to doublecheck with him anything that needs out of steemit, so unless he checks on it, I'm not doing it... and I know it sounds legit, bug kind of looks like free candy and that always makes me suspicious... I was once told, noone gives anything for free. Well it's not entirely true, I've myself done heartily, but still it was like a "virus" of spam in my inbox (counted dozens of anon or users I've never interacted with offering links) and maybe unfairly I've stayed out of it. And I just hit 60 so it's tempting enough. Not doubting it's all legit and all. I just hope my partner can check it, like you don't want to miss free candy anyway XD.

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It's actually real, and technically free. @themarkymark helped me with the seed Gbytes. Byteball does get something out of it. Half the reward is placed in a smart contract for a year. This does a lot for their Crypto, basically increasing their userbase and staking. Which makes them look really good to the rest of the world.

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Oh sure, I do not doubt it is legit especially after being shared by high rep and fellow steemeans I do know and most of my friends are already enjoying it. Of course the spam issue is secondary and has nothing to do with the initiative but human nature. And as I say I kind of wish to do it but agreed not to use ext app unsupervised. And hit 60 so it is tempting but I am a team of two.

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I agree

Again a bit of prove why this decentralized crypto thing is not working perfectly!

And proof that you are one of the very few crypto police agents aka crypto detective that tries to halt them. And lock them up in jail. To bad there is no crypto jail. So they can easily continue their bad behavior 😥

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Sign me up, I'll ensure they are locked down permanently... Lol...

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How will you do that?

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Perpetually flag their posts out of value like @berniesanders's haters used to do, of course.

@themarkymark i have not claimed yet.. but actually i was thinknig to claim after my repuation reaches atleast 50. So i am working for that.. after that i will surely claim it .

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That's a long way off, sorry mate. I don't think the offer will be on the table that long.
Each level is harder to achieve than the last one. I've been on 66 for around 8 months now.

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@mattclarke yes buddy i know each level is tougher to achieve than previous one. But Buddy I just set a challenge for myself.. i am trying my best to do it.. i just want some help from you also.. so that will be also good for completing challenge.

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Going super simple...From what I can tell upvotes from higher ranking people weighs heavily in the calculation. So the higher you go the harder it gets, and there are fewer people above you, which increases the difficulty even more.
I'm not an expert by any means but that's the basics.

Yeah @themarkymark you have to take action against those who took advantage of others effort..
My few referrals goes to others because they sent Byteball in my referrals account before me.
People are taking advantage of others effort in this airdrop distribution...

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It also looks to me that some are creating tons of accounts and using a quick bot vote to upvote them so that they can get the airdrops at rep 30 also 🤭

The byteball team's idea to airdrop to steemians with rep higher than 30 is amazing in my opinion.

It's sad that people in a way make use of other people's work and steal the referral bonuses though.

But I guess in life there's always someone trying to game the system.

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The rep should have been 50+ to be honest, and the referral system should have been rock solid and not so easily exploitable.

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I'm not so big on stake-anything, but the fact that the rewards were tiered by rep and not stake just made the whole thing seem scammy to me.

sir, my reputation is below 30 might be it will take 2-3 days to reach 30. can you please advice till what date this free airdrop will be available for steemit user?

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until the funds run out

They reduced the earnings already because of indians stealing peoples attestation by sending byte balls to addresses and using bid bots to increase reps

Es cierto, yo ya cobré el mío. Lo recomiendo ampliamente. Muchas gracias @themarkymark por esta faucet.

Can someone help me increase my reputation to 30. I am currently missing out at 29. :|

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Welcome to Rep 30. Enjoy...

i have listen about it but so sad i can't pDDFF

shrek friends

Upvoted. Thank you for your work. I just recovered my account from a Phishing scam. Now sure how they did it but it seemed way to easy. What do I do now?

PLEASE Can you help me? I72QT2YVYHFPJ7VQTWEBWN3ZGUXVKTTW

I know it sucks, but there is no such thing as sniping referrals. All information here is public and the people that send money very quickly are providing a valid service to the people that want to participate in the airdrop. For that the receive a reward as designed by the byteball team. No problem there.

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I disagree, just because your local ice cream store has a tip jar with money out in the open doesn't mean you are not a thief if you steal it.

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People putting money in that jar voluntarily transfer ownership of the money to the ice cream shop. I am not sure that the people posting under your comment do care to support you, or just want to get the airdrop.

The solution: provide a public rsa key and tell people to send their address in the comments encrypted with that key. If they want to support you and do that, then only you will be able to send them the money.

If they dont, probably they dont care who ends up with the referral reward and value it more that they can proceed as quickly as possible.

So the problem you mention does have a rather simple solution. You may even link to a webpage doing the encryption for the user, so they dont have to understand the rsa-technology and it is just a few clicks for them.

PLEASE Can you help me? I72QT2YVYHFPJ7VQTWEBWN3ZGUXVKTTW

Hi @themarkymark thanks for your help and earned $10. Thanks to create this opportunity what helped many of us. Let's win together.

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@darksideofmoon is another one of thoose fraudsters giving out his address under every availiable post. Maybe you could post a list of known to you fraudsters so people with a conscience can downvote the hell out of thoose wankers