A well-known YouTube personality, DidYouKnowGaming, recently reported a hack on his channel in which an anonymous party used his account to promote XRP cryptocurrency scams. While such attacks on YouTube channels for promoting scams is not new, the number of creators on the platform reporting hacks has increased. The victim, DidYouKnowGaming, has recovered his channel with the help of YouTube’s quick intervention. YouTube ensured damage control by preventing XRP hackers from interacting with the channel’s subscribers. However, the rise of deepfakes, fake impersonation videos generated by artificial intelligence tools, poses a threat to crypto investors. Hackers often create deepfakes of well-known personalities to misguide investors.
Chinese tech giant Tencent recently launched a new deepfakes creation tool that allows users to impersonate anyone for $145. Crypto investors worldwide use YouTube to learn about the world of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and Web3. To learn more about Web3 development, investors and enthusiasts can check out these five YouTube channels.