Dave Appleton started programming in 1968 when a teacher suggested that he joined a computing class to keep out of trouble. We must assume that it didn’t work because his college computer account was nearly terminated when he discovered a clever way to hack into other people’s accounts. Half a century on, he finds himself working in blockchain and fintech in Malaysia as HelloGold’s lead blockchain architect and a senior consultant at Akomba Labs.
With the ICO frenzy of 2017 came a wave of cryptocurrency based scams. Through protecting a friend, Dave started investigating some of these scams and will share how to recognise one and how to protect yourself from them