TL;DR: Welcome to In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), a set of smaller block proposals introduced by your favorite bitcoin core dev, Linzerd. Twitter keeps losing users. Wells Fargo online banking faces problems. BTC dev Luke Dash, Jr. proposes even smaller blocks. Wikileaks reveals IMF and World Bank used as financial weapons. Gateway.cash revamped, and EatBCH celebrates its first anniversary.
Twitter Keeps Losing Users, Won’t Share Numbers
The social microblogging platform announced they lost five million users during the last months of 2018, and declared they will be not be sharing these numbers from now on. Instead, they will offer a measure of the number of total users that is less dramatic than the actual proposal. Twitter fell to 321 million users monthly, and has attributed this fall to cleaning up spam accounts and bots.
Wells Fargo Platform Still Facing Problems
The outage Wells Fargo online faced last week is still impacting some users that have been unable to access their accounts or to see direct deposits. This is the aftermath of a failure triggered by smoke detection during a server inspection and routine maintenance last week. Wells Fargo received many complaints via social networks of customers complaining, and is now in the process of managing this problem.
Luke Dash, Jr. Proposes Taking Bitcoin Blocks Down to 300KB
Draft idea is from Aug 1 through Dec 31, limit blocks to 300k.
— Luke Dashjr (@LukeDashjr) February 8, 2019
Bitcoin developer Luke Dash, Jr. shared the idea of decreasing block size to 300KB through a series of tweets last week. They would do it by proposing a UASF (User Activated Soft Fork). When asked about why that specific number, he answered: “That’s what the evidence suggests is a sustainable block size.”
World Bank, IMF are “Unconventional Weapons”
What's happening with Venezuela? @WikiLeaks' publication of US coup manual FM3-05.130, Unconventional Warfare [UW], provides insight
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 28, 2019
A military manual published by Wikileaks called “Field Manual (FM) 3-05.130, Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare,” highlights the importance of organizations like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) as unconventional weapons to subdue or influence the behavior of other countries. The document states the US has a long history of using these economic warfare techniques to their benefit.
Gateway.cash Revamp Completed
Gateway.cash, a bitcoin cash payment button that enables content creators and merchants to receive payments frictionlessly, revamped its design with a new graphical design for their button, now featuring two-tone color personalization, a new website, and many other new functions.
EatBCH Celebrates First Anniversary
Today is a special day… it's our first year anniversary!! 🥳🥳
Thank you so much, we cant' stress this enough, your support have been incredible from day 1. You have made all of this possible! 🙌
— eatBCH (@eatBCH) February 11, 2019
EatBCH, the bitcoin cash powered initiative that is feeding the hungry in Venezuela and South Sudan, is celebrating its first anniversary. What started with a donation of 5 dollars on Reddit has become a full-fledged organization that has delivered hundreds of meals to satisfy the needs of the poor. To keep contributing to them, visit their Twitter account, and donate to this noble cause that leverages crypto as a tool to spread happiness. Happy Anniversary Señor José!
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