Weeding out the cribbers

Weeding out the cribbers

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Just a week after launching CryptoCribs, a blockchain-based, crypto-backed answer to Airbnb, the platform had its first African listing – in Kampala, Uganda. When co-founder Erasmus Elsner saw where the listing was based he was, given the rise of spam originating in East Africa, immediately suspicious. One of the biggest challenges for online lettings companies, and CryptoCribs is no exception, is identifying bogus hosts, and Uganda seemed an unlikely destination for somebody living in Switzerland.

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February 13, 2018 at 12:28PM

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