TL;DR: CoinSpice scours the Twittersphere to shine light upon the top crypto tweets of the week. Our cup simply overrunneth this installment. Binance CEO “CZ” claps back at crypto news sites over what he calls FUD reporting of a supposed Shanghai police raid. Bitcoin co-founder claimant insists it is he who has caused the latest crypto market winter. Kraken’s Jesse Powell nabs a Tesla Cybertruck, and tons more as the neverending Crypto Twitter soap opera continues.
Tweets of the Week: #8 Binance CEO Claps Back at The Block Over Shanghai Police Raid Reporting
The Block broke the then-paywalled (later removed) news of cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s Shanghai, China offices being raided by authorities as part of a supposed broader China crackdown, and attributed their exclusive to unnamed sources. The story circulated wide, and it took the exchange and its CEO a Mississippi to respond, allowing rumors to spread further.
One major problem was the assertion Binance had offices in Shanghai. The company insisted all along it kept exactly zero staff within the mainland, as CoinSpice noted. That, and its CEO has cheekily noted many employees work remotely in coffee shops. But both could be true in the delicate world of doing crypto business in China — a Schrödinger’s cat scenario. Yes, we have no bananas.
For go-go, paywalled corporate news outlets, nuance and subtlety are not things. Facts are black or white, is or is not. And while the Binance CEO “CZ” and various employees of The Block traded barbs, the story was beginning to get walked back by The Block. “Whether police was involved is now in question and our journalists are speaking to sources who are giving contradicting statements,” The Block analyst Larry Cermak explained. “It’s possible it was a precautionary move that was triggered by the increased regulatory pressure. The journo team is working hard to update.”
#7 WE KNEW IT!
See this what happens if people starting shit storm against me without proof just by copying dumb messages … now I put the market down … 🙂 https://t.co/2Eup4mKfZ1
— Jörg Molt (@joerg_molt) November 22, 2019
#6 Crush Aliens, Stomp Terminators
Don't know what the hell I'm going to do with a truck yet but this thing looks like it'll be able to crush aliens and stomp terminators. Better get on the waiting list now, just in case. If nothing else, I'll move to WY and do an Uber for buffalos or something. pic.twitter.com/xAkkxgHY05
— Jesse Powell (@jespow) November 22, 2019
#5 Not Too Shabby
People been asking, so here's the video. Kids are so silly sometimes. pic.twitter.com/eNUSCFjTzC
— mike. (@mikeinspace) November 17, 2019
#4 Banks Unbanking the Banked
— Roelof Botha (@roelofbotha) November 18, 2019
— Vinny Lingham (@VinnyLingham) November 18, 2019
#3 No. No.
Don't buy that.
No, quantum computers will not end life as we know it.
He's not Satoshi Nakamoto, he's a fraud.
I told you not to buy into that broken thing, now you want me to find a fix for what?
— Emin Gün Sirer (@el33th4xor) November 18, 2019
I’m literally trying to give everybody money.
— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) November 16, 2019
#1 In BCH African Youth Trust
Finally landed in Ghana 🇬🇭 Accra with the team from south Sudan 🇸🇸 Ethiopia 🇪🇹 Kenya 🇰🇪 Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 Angola 🇦🇴 Uganda 🇺🇬 and South Africa 🇿🇦!12hours flight ✈️ In BCH African youth trust!… pic.twitter.com/obSO3ddBCZ
— thiong deng (@ngundeng4) November 21, 2019
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