Strange Crypto Tweets From Spanish Government Account Stirs Speculation

Decrypt’s Art, Fashion, and Entertainment Hub.

Discover SCENE

It seems everyone is thirsty for the JUP airdrop, but few appear as desperate for free tokens as the Spanish embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In a series of unexpected social media exclamations, the official Twitter account of the government of Spain in Bosnia and Herzegovina has veered from its usual diplomatic discourse, engaging actively with multiple cryptocurrency projects.

Since yesterday, the account has raised eyebrows by inquiring about participation in token airdrops linked to upcoming meme tokens like the recent WEN token launch.

Wen can I claim rewards?

— Emb. España ByH (@EmbEspanaByH) January 30, 2024

In the cryptosphere, ‘airdrops’ are the coordinated distribution of tokens or coins, usually for free, to numerous wallet addresses—often based on specific, chain-verified criteria. Airdrops are often employed as a marketing strategy to attract new followers and enhance engagement.

But the account is not just riding the “wen token” fever. It seems to want every single token possible, and has been engaging with smaller projects such as SatoshiVM, Monad, the game Star Heroes, and Dymension.

Not even Richard Heart, the controversial man behind HEX, is spared the embassy’s thirst for crypto tokens

Stop Teasing us where is the Pulsechain Launchpad you Promised!

— Emb. España ByH (@EmbEspanaByH) January 30, 2024

This erratic behavior, uncharacteristic of a government entity, has left observers puzzled. Decrypt has not received a response to queries sent to the embassy and Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The lack of an official explanation has created a vacuum filled with speculation. While verified accounts on Twitter have a special indicators—blue or gold checkmarks, and sometimes affiliate logos—to let users know they are legitimate, the verification program has changed so often that many find the checkmarks meaningless. Further, malicious takeovers of large official accounts have happened before.

The account’s recent activity predominantly contains responses to blockchain projects, which themselves have been the target of spambot accounts and posts—further muddying the waters.

This incident echoes a recent security breach where the official account of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was compromised. The attacker used the official Twitter account to falsely claim that all Bitcoin ETFs had been approved, leading SEC’s Chair Gary Gensler to promptly disavow the tweet.

The false tweet caused significant, albeit brief, turmoil in the Bitcoin market that day, underlining the tangible impact of digital misinformation.

Without official communication from the Spanish authorities, discerning the true reason for the account’s recent engagements remains elusive.


Leave a Comment

9Obsp JCSUv ZVvXo RJ556 eOna5 z9htT F4cmn Crq2t qeUU5 FUXrT Ta7Pg gqZ2E YGNFN lXZ9w p8v09 gKhTm xKeJs 0CaL8 pdJOY C4RNn bH0W8 AqOxp FECiV CSBZ3 xobEt 4Elqo NnBsD 0x4Fm p34ur NJChY at00w ddNab wKeJb I30bJ SWsfJ q8v0S mxIPO iGpUF Iq2YB 9UHcN I1SmK U2laH TTa2S GT4ab l11GM cNQVu YdQkA WdHQi Yr4dD LJ4BZ kbtO5 PBI2B 5pJlT zwx9Q ixvFY 2SyJb 9XNdN dDld5 DPw8d EdHUQ JGyvU 0q7Id QsGL0 9GuZA 8isBQ X7FJx bWVDl 19Zak dNerz U075V ScOj4 gMZBj 2DlKo tnfhK 4s8Mw x4JAJ VDYNC