Rug Pull is a lucrative scam in which a crypto developer promotes a new project - usually a new token - to investors and then drains the liquidity. E.g. Anubis DAO ($60 million).
Pump-and-dump is a manipulative scheme to raise the price of a token by making false, misleading or exaggerated statements. Retail is inexperienced in the way blockchain and crypto work.
These are some characteristics shared between NFTs and ponzi schemes, which are proven to crumble and take you down if you do not "get in on the ground floor". Azuki ($100+ million).
Mute DAO honeypot detector simulates a buy and a sell transaction to determine if a token is a honeypot. It includes a lot of extra checks to reduce the amount of false results.
Paste a BSC or ETH token contract address and find out if that token is a honeypot or not. Currently available only for BSC & ETH tokens. More chains coming very soon.
There are on-chain security audits of smart contracts code, but there are no off-chain audits that test how project team members, especially discord mods, react to social engineering attempts. Mute DAO offers a unique service where a project can request our social engineering service. We will use different techniques and test how the team reacts to a direct approach (DM) from a stranger. Our report includes a rating system for each individual, backed by data (e.g. click on a malicious link) and is shared with the founder (requester).