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  1. There are no standards or regulations around wallets detecting fraud. Bithomp uses the xrpforensics list (https://xrplorer.com/products/advisorylist) that keeps track of fraudulent addresses, but there is no requirement for any wallet to do this. It would seem that Atomic Wallet does not make use of these lists, or perhaps the address had not yet been flagged as fraudulent when you made the transaction. Unfortunately this does happen all the time and it's one of the big problems with cryptocurrency, especially at times like this when hype is bringing new people into the space. B
  2. You can use the existing ETH account on your Nano to claim Spark, however: The Spark that you receive will not appear in the Ledger Live app or on any Ethereum blockchain explorer. You'll need a "Flare compatible wallet" to actually see and use the spark when they are distributed. If you choose to use an existing ETH address, then others will be able to see that the ETH address is related to the Flare address and the XRP address that you claimed from. Maybe this matters to you, maybe not, but there are potential privacy considerations there. Also, once you've received the S
  3. There was a scam that made tiny deposits to random wallets and included a link to their website in the transaction memo. Many accounts got them, there's nothing really to worry about, just don't follow the links.
  4. The first few sections of https://plaid.com/legal/#consumers exposes how Plaid operates. It requires such fundamentally flawed personal security practices, I can't believe that companies get away with basing a business on this. From the link: I don't care if Visa owns you, just... no. /rant At least it does seem to add to the legitimacy of AnchorUSD though, and if the microdeposit method doesn't require you to give up any credentials, then that's obviously much better to use. Did you ask about the Coinbase address?
  5. I think this is still the most official XRP logo, it won a community vote in 2018. At the time there was some discontent at the fact that Ripple created it and was pushing it even before the vote was final: https://brand.ripple.com/article/xrp-symbol
  6. I thought we're talking about XRP? But it applies generally to pretty much every cryptocurrency in normal circumstances, it's one of the main selling points There would need to be coordination between the vast majority of validators to do such a thing, and also a general community consensus to accept the decision (because each server can decide to ignore other servers that it thinks is breaking the rules). It would also probably destroy the price of XRP in the process, as it would undermine one of its most important principles (immutable transactions). It's such an edge case that it's
  7. Unfortunately this is actually a legitimate thing that can happen. For example see https://www.trustly.net/ , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibonlEoA0O4. I've seen this offered on legitimate sites. Awful practice. Of course that doesn't necessarily mean that AnchorUSD is legit. If they don't use a third party to provide such a service, they probably aren't. Definitely weird, but Coinbase does offer a custody service to institutions, perhaps Coinbase is holding AnchorUSD's assets for them. Everything combined does make it look suspicious, and I wouldn't r
  8. To be able to tell the scams from legitimate airdrops, you need to ask yourself: "In the process of claiming the free tokens, am I: Giving anyone else my secret key/private key/24 words Sending any tokens that I own to an account/wallet/address that somebody else owns" If you answer Yes to any of the above, then it is a scam. If you don't understand enough to answer the above questions, then you are playing with fire and should learn more about XRP, or the inner workings of the "airdrop", until you are able to answer the questions. Using a hardware wallet to approve a
  9. The thing is that you wouldn't just have to wait, you'd need to keep a constant eye on the community, looking for reports of old bugs that are found, that may be able to help your very specific situation. Like Minimalist Client bugs, browser bugs, javascript bugs etc. that were relevant to the specific versions that you used to generate the lost key. I'd think that that would be very wearing, never being able to let go of that stress. On the other hand, if you throw away the keys; once you move past the financial grief that you're probably going through at the moment, you'll likely be abl
  10. They probably create a transaction that attempts to transfer your XRP to their wallet, and send it to the Ledger for signing. Then it'd need you to verify the transaction on the hardware wallet. If you understand that the prompt on the Ledger is asking you to send all of your XRP to this other address, then you won't approve it and you will be safe. But unfortunately there's probably a lot of people who fall for it regardless.
  11. 1. The exchange rates are set by the trade offers available at the time on the XRPL decentralized exchange. Any XRP account holder can create offers based on the assets (XRP or IOUs) that they hold, and hence be a market maker. So the exchange rate does not depend on the gateway itself (although the gateway owner can choose to operate as a market maker as well, if they want). Note that John does not necessarily need to exchange for XRP before sending; if a direct offer exists between UK currency and Nigerian currency, he could make that trade first, and then send Jane her Nigerian currency dir
  12. @NewtothisXRP77 Unfortunately there's nothing that can be done on a technical level, the transaction can't be reversed or anything like that. You may wish to report it to your local law enforcement agency, just to get it on record, and you could also report to the domain registrar for xrp.ltda that their customer is running a scam, they may shut the site down. Coinbase may also be interested, I don't know if they keep a list of scam addresses to stop people sending in the future. Unfortunately though as soon as this scam is shut down it will appear immediately with a new website and XRP a
  13. Correct, XRP doesn't do "change" at all.
  14. Which attack are you referring to, was it a publicised one? @Sharkey I'm also interested to know if you verified when sending that the amount shown on the screen was what you were expecting to send?
  15. I'm not familiar with Exodus, but private keys are different to secret keys (although they're related). It's secret keys that start with s. Most wallets interact with the user using secret keys.
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