Tapswap refutes blacklisting Nigerian users

Telegram-based crypto gaming project TapSwap has moved to address recent rumours circulating online that it was blacklisting users from Nigeria or planning to cease operations entirely. 

Since Thursday, Nigerians have been unable to access the viral tapping game powered by TapSwap, a Solana-based decentralized exchange. This led to several speculations, including claims that TapSwap blocked Nigerians from accessing its Telegram bot. 

In an official statement released today on X (formerly Twitter), the project firmly denied these claims. “We’ve heard concerns about limiting access to users from Nigeria, but we want to clarify that this is not the case,” the official TapSwap handle posted.

Why Nigerians have been unable to access the TapSwap Telegram bot

According to the team, the inability of Nigerians to access the tap-to-earn game is due to a temporary security measure (anti-DDoS protection) its developers initiated, requiring some users in the region to complete verification when accessing the Tapswap Telegram bot

Per the update, the development became necessary following repeated malicious DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-service) attacks emanating from the Nigerian region on the TapSwap platform. 

“We had to enable user verification for that region temporarily due to a series of malicious DDoS attacks being initiated from there against our platform, the statement added. While apologizing for the inconvenience caused, the team has promised to turn off the feature once the TapSwap infrastructure is enabled to handle such attacks. 

“We apologise for the inconvenience and will turn off this protection once we adapt our infrastructure to handle such attacks. However, this is only a temporary security measure, and we will disable the verification requirement as soon as our infrastructure has been fully adapted to prevent such attacks,” the company said. 

The platform also emphasised that TapSwap values every member of its global community, including its large user base in Nigeria. “We deeply appreciate every member of our community from all around the world and always welcome you here. Thank you for your understanding and support,” they stated.

Despite the temporary hassle for some users, stakeholders can rest assured that rumours of TapSwap blacklisting an entire country or shuttering operations are unfounded. The gaming platform remains committed to serving its global customer base securely.

Read Also: TapSwap token (TAPS) to launch in May — Will the Solana-based project create more millionaires than Notcoin? 

What is a DDoS attack and how can it affect the running of mobile websites?

A DDoS attack tries to stop a server or website by sending too much traffic from many places. This overloads the server so it goes slow or stops working. For mobile websites, DDoS attacks can make things not work right and users cannot use the site.

DDoS attacks on mobile websites cause problems. The site might load slowly, freeze, or not work at all. Users cannot browse, buy things, or get information. This may mean that the company loses money and customers get upset. Companies also have to spend money to fix the attack and prevent more attacks, costing extra.

DDoS attacks also hurt the company’s reputation. If the site does not work for a long time or keeps having problems, people will not trust it anymore. They may stop using the site and have a bad view of the company brand. 

Companies should put in place strong security to prevent DDoS problems, make plans to respond fast and watch closely to protect mobile websites and keep customers happy.

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