TL;DR: Welcome to In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), a fast set of social media ad bans by your favorite censor, Linzerd. Facebook bans John Galton advertisement due to crypto connection. Winklevoss twins must pay Charlie Shrem’s legal expenses. Bakkt scam website asked for bitcoin as an investment. Honest.cash allies with BitBacker, and CSW claims he is Satoshi Nakamoto again.
Craig Stephen Wright Claims He Created Bitcoin, Again
Craig Steven Wright, the Australian computer scientist who claimed he was Satoshi and abandoned the claim after, has now surprised the cryptocurrency world with a new document titled, “Careful what you wish for….” In it, he claims again he is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin. He declares, “I am not going to list the people who helped me here, but Bitcoin started because of my ideas. It was my design, and it is my creation. I was Satoshi.”
Facebook Bans John Galton Ad Campaign Due to Crypto Connection
— Thaddeus Russell (@ThaddeusRussell) February 8, 2019
Thaddeus Russell, host of the known Unregistered podcast, has posted about an ad campaign he ran about the murder of John Galton in Acapulco, a story also reported by CoinSpice, was banned just because of the implicit reference to cryptocurrency. Facebook sent him an email, “For ads that promote cryptocurrency and related products and services, the advertiser must first receive our prior written permission.”
Winklevoss Twins to Pay Charlie Shrem Legal Expenses
The founders of Gemini exchange, the Winklevoss twins, must now pay more than $45K in legal expenses to Charlie Shrem. A court ruled they were responsible due to an earlier ruling ordering to seize more than $30 million in assets. However, the decision was reversed, and Shrem introduced this motion to recoup his losses.
Bakkt Impersonators Trying to Make Some Coin
A new and poorly executed scam has been detected recently, in which an email is sent to some people from a Gmail address impersonating Bakkt, the soon to be launched institutional exchange. The email, written in broken English, informs that a new round of financing is now open, and links to a site called bakktplatform.io, where a wallet address is provided to send bitcoin. Luckily, according to CoinDesk, there have been zero reports of transactions sent to the given address.
Honest.Cash partners with Bitbacker
Honest.cash, the publishing platform that lets writers earn Bitcoin Cash for their articles, announced they are partnering with BitBacker, the Patreon cryptocurrency alternative featured by CoinSpice. Soon, users of Honest.cash will be able to link their profiles and use BitBacker from the Honest platform, and vice-versa. More integration between these two platforms will come in the future, according to a PR statement.
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