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  • The extension, which is called ‘Conflict of Interest’, is able to display a bias towards Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, and Bitcoin Cash. While the results seem accurate enough, the app’s creator Luke Childs claims that there is still room for improvement     
     

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According to The Next Web, a developer has recently released a browser extension that helps you determine what cryptocurrencies you a certain Twitter user is promoting on Twitter. According to Luke Childs, the developer behind the new tool, the main reason for its creation was to expose a conflict of interest in the crypto space

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Exposing crypto shills

In order to prove that the app is indeed working, U.Today check the account of Roger Ver. Bitcoin Jesus, who later turned into an ardent Bitcoin Cash proponent, doesn’t shill for any other coin apart from (you guessed it) Bitcoin Cash, which this graph vividly shows.

New Browser Extension Allows You to Easily Check What Coins Crypto Influencers Are Promoting on Twitter

We also visited the account of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey to make sure that Bitcoin is his number one currency. As reported earlier, Dorsey invests $10,000 in BTC on a weekly basis while rejecting all altcoins.

New Browser Extension Allows You to Easily Check What Coins Crypto Influencers Are Promoting on Twitter

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How does it work?

The extension relies on data collected from hive.one, which measures what communities actively like or retweets the content that was posted by a certain crypto pundit. The app doesn’t check every random user – only those who are on the website’s influencers list have made the cut. However, it’s a complete no-brainer to sign up here and add yourself.

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It is not perfect (yet)

Childs claims that the technology is not completely reliable, and further improvements are necessary. Particularly, he plans to work on sentiment analysis in order to determine whether a certain cryptocurrency caused a negative or positive reaction in those who interacted with a user’s account.

About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.

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