Elon Musk has been outspoken about his disdain for bots that inflate the follower count on Twitter. Well, one cryptocurrency company wants to use its resources to solve this problem and they’re working on a crypto-based solution.
Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, is looking into how it can leverage artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to create “a very large corpus of high quality fake followers.” The goal of this endeavor would be to help bolster Elon Musk's struggling Twitter account with millions of verified followers.
Although the company had no immediate plans to release the AI-powered software, Binance CEO Zhao Changpeng said that he would be “happy to introduce it to them” if they were interested.
“If they think this is good, then we are ready to apply it immediately,” he said in a phone interview with Bloomberg. “Binance could have people in every country who could do this work … but we don’t use people.”
The Binance CEO may not be the most trustworthy of sources, and there is no guarantee that their software would actually solve Elon Musk's bot problem for him. However, it does make for an interesting idea, and the blockchain could certainly be used to solve some of Musk's problems.