A Somewhat Overdue Introduction...

in #introduceyourself2 years ago

So I forgot to post an introduction post, due to being a bit busy posting up a bunch of content and working out some of the backend stuff for the Fried Phish Project.

So I am balor, a security researcher/developer, currently based somewhere in Europe. I spend a good amount of my time travelling, cooking and taking photos of things when I am not hunting scammers and phishers on the internet to try make the internet a safer place.

I've been around the edges of the cryptocurrency scene since Bitcoin was worth bugger all (compared to now) back in 2010, and have been quite excited to see all the interesting developments in the space. It is also, however, a space that is incredibly exposed to scammers and phishers, so there is plenty for me to do here, trying to keep it all cleaned up.

While the majority of the content I'm currently posting is to do with the anti-phishing initiative I'm working on (Fried Phish), I'll also probably be using this account for personal stuff, notes on software development, computer security, and suchlike over the coming months.

This is usually the bit where people post a photo or whatever, but instead I'm going to leave you with a photo I took of a sheep made from telephone cables/a telephone that I took while visiting the Museum of Communications in Frankfurt. It also happens to be the avatar used on the Fried Phish twitter.

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Hello Balor
This is not an automated answer its ME and welcome to Steemit.
You are a Steemian now! And your first blog is online. Better late than never, and I'm sure one day we will say those were the very early days of Steemit, so congrats! Whats essential here is regular posting off good quality blogs.
So start writing ! Tell us about your life, passion, animals or your work.
That Will attract possible followers.
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Look up the free Steemify app in the Appstore or read this blog https://steemit.com/busy/@exyle/using-steemify-to-stay-up-to-date-about-the-blockchain-like-project-destiny-please-consider-blockbrothers-for-your-witness-vote Thats helpfull too.
Next to Steemify I use Appics and Partiko to post.

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Hope this helps for now. Good luck, and Full Steem Ahead! Let me know if you have questions,

Love from the Netherlands
Britt


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Welcome to steemit @balor.

Welcome the new steemians. Have a great day!

Hello @balor

Welcome to Steemit & Wish you luck - success with Steemit!

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Welcome to Steem balor! Partiko is officially the fastest and most popular mobile app for Steem. Unlike other Steem apps, we take 0% cut of your earnings! You can also be rewarded with Partiko Points while using Partiko and exchange Partiko Points for upvotes!

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Thank you so much for your interest!

Welcome to Steem, Balor! I've an appreciation for those that hunt down scammers in order to keep them from using others to their advantage, thank you. Our community loves the opportunity to indulge in other's accounts of their travels and we love to drool over delicious food so you're in a great place to share such content.

Wishing you a great day and please don't hesitate to ask any questions that you may have.


We encourage everyone to explore the various posts and to leave personal comments on those that you wish (for example - thoughts regarding the content or a sharing of a similar experience you've had). This platform thrives through interaction as it's the best way to build relationships with other Steemians while finding communities and initiatives that peak your interests.

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Welcome to the steemit community @balor!
We sincerely hope you find all that you are looking for here, and have found a new home here.

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Have fun and happy steeming!

Lol. The pic is funny. Welcome and glad your a part of steemit.

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