While the cryptocurrency frenzy isn’t over, scammers, spammers and thieves are using multiple opportunities on telegram chats to lure users into sending coins their way instead of the ICO’s they actually wish to buy into.
We decided to create a bot to assist these channels, we call it ICOM.
It will monitor your channel and detect if any user joins with a similar username or name to that of the current channel admins. One regular trick we’ve seen from scammers is that they will change their nicknames or names to appear similar to the admins and join channels…
For our first project, we wanted to try to automate as much the process of having a flash briefing in alexa, with custom news and generated voice, and we wanted to do it in 1 week.
We call it Tech Robot, here is the skill for US Alexa (there are also UK, India, Canada, Australia versions) users: https://www.amazon.com/Tiago-Henriques-TechRobot/dp/B079R76HGH/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-skills&ie=UTF8&qid=1518825239&sr=1-1&keywords=techrobot&dpID=61iaWhbzCzL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
The overall architecture/pipeline looks as follows:
Everything starts with a cronjob that runs everyday at 1AM, It will connect to an RSS feed collect some news from external sources. …