This week, the Spanish embassy’s official Twitter account in Bosnia and Herzegovina caused controversy when it posted a number of odd queries regarding cryptocurrencies and possible “airdrops” from cryptocurrency projects. The account posted 41 remarks about cryptocurrencies in a 24-hour period, many of which were later removed.
Considering that the account has not previously posted about bitcoin subjects, observers noticed the unique character of the tweets. This circumstance led some observers to wonder if the postings were actually from the embassy or if the account had been hacked. The embassy has not yet offered any confirmation of a possible breach.
The tweets inquired about potential airdrops—free deliveries of newly created cryptocurrency assets to holders of existing tokens—from a number of cryptocurrency projects. Why the embassy account requested information from open blockchain projects is still unknown.
The account of the embassy once replied to a post made by Richard Heart, the creator of Hex. “Stop teasing us,” the account said in response to the post. “Where is the Pulsechain launchpad you promised?” they asked, expressing curiosity about the precise launch information of a project that Heart was working on.
Certain analysts have noted that in many parts of the world, the legal position of cryptocurrencies is still unclear. According to reports, “the legal status of cryptocurrencies is still undefined or changing in many jurisdictions, varying substantially from one to another.” Both governmental organizations and cryptocurrency users are perplexed by this uncertainty.
Up until the time of publication, the embassy account had not responded to any of the odd tweets that had been made about cryptocurrency. It’s possible that officials are still looking into whether the account was really hacked. For the time being, the tweets have generated conversation about cybersecurity procedures at embassies and the changing international legal environment around digital assets.