Blockchain addresses in comments

I’m seeing multiple comments that are just a blockchain address and a private key. Are these just a weird new form of spam? I thought it was a mistaken copy/paste by one user until I saw multiple.
There’s a couple on this story: New Moms Need Stronger Support Systems (

They’re absolutely spam, though what the goal is I’m not entirely sure. Probably trying to scam people out of money, but there’s no way I’m (metaphorically) clicking on something that shady to find out how. I’m just reporting all the ones that I see.

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That was what confused me - if it’s spam, why? The blockchain addresses just lead to bitcoin wallet profile pages - nothing useful or dangerous. I have no idea what the private key is supposed to do.

I was also just blocking them. Surprised you followed the link. Sometimes that’s enough.