TL;DR: CoinSpice scours the Twittersphere to shine light upon the top crypto tweets of the week. TRON and Justin Sun refuse to stay out of the headlines, butting heads with Disney. Blockstream’s CSO gets pushback from his Magical Crypto Friends. HEX is turning into a television reality show. Circle sells themselves off limb by limb. Setting aside time to commune with Ross Ulbricht, and other thought-provoking, funny posts.
Tweets of the Week: #9 Justin Sun Fights Disney Trademark FUD
TRON founder Justin Sun is a one-man marketing machine. His exploits, just this year alone, sparked outrage, curiosity, and surprise. Notoriously, Sun and the TRON team had a lot of trouble giving-away a Tesla at one point. He bid to the tune of millions for a chance to lunch with famed investor Warren Buffett, and then canceled. He was reprimanded, reportedly, by Chinese authorities for his hype. And that’s not even half of his 2019.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) December 21, 2019
More recently, reports surfaced TRON ran into trouble over attempting a US trademark of its brand. Supposedly Disney, owners of the movie franchise with the same name, balked at the idea. Sun responded by calling such news “mis-informed FUD.” He went on to explain how “TRON has filed trademark applications in the United States for various marks in different classes, many of which have not been challenged and are not affected by Disney. Those challenged by Disney belong to supplemental classes and were filed for defensive purposes. They do not affect Tron’s core trademarks.”
Sun insisted his company “has also already received trademark registrations in many other countries around the world,” stressing the incident with Disney “is just a trademark office proceeding on registration and not a determination on Tron’s use of its name. Tron will and can continue to use its well-established name and brand.”
It’s over pic.twitter.com/FH61HcMuW3
— 𝐃𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐬 🐺🦊 (@karbonbased) December 15, 2019
#7 Shakespearian Mirror
Hex is a highly dubious project but Richard Heart is the Shakespearian mirror that everyone is now being forced to look in, to the amusement of the audience.
If Bitcoin were a TV show this would be the end of like Season 5 or something https://t.co/0t9YmrQy2m
— Paul Sztorc (@Truthcoin) December 17, 2019
#6 Stay Hungry
Everyone building a crypto company should stay hungry and humble.
Circle had an exceptional team, strong regulatory positioning, and world class backers. They're selling themselves limb by limb now.
This market is ruthlessly competitive. https://t.co/GOeH4l9hvu
— Ryan Selkis (@twobitidiot) December 17, 2019
#5 Don’t be an Ungrateful Asshole
I set an alarm to remind myself about his group meditation at 10pm eastern.
My wife calls it my “don’t be an ungrateful asshole” alarm.
— Erick Laprise (@elaprise) December 18, 2019
#4 If Only There Was …
If only there was a censorship-resistant means for doing this sort of thing… pic.twitter.com/xJn0uCp0l9
— mike (@mikeinspace) December 20, 2019
#3 Not a Single Person
10 days left of 2019 and not a single person on Twitter has made an accurate price prediction.
— Ran NeuNer (@cryptomanran) December 21, 2019
#2 BTC Does Not Benefit the Developing World
BTC does not benefit the developing world anymore
Global onchain use for the benefit of humanity is impossible with BTC. We can choose to take a different path
BCH is the Bitcoin we were all used to, a currency & commodity that can benefit the least fortunate in our world today
— Justin Bons (@Justin_Bons) December 21, 2019
#1 Ready for Mere Mortals
So… lightning will be ready for mere mortals in 2022? https://t.co/TUTQkPWogC
— Gavin Andresen (@gavinandresen) December 22, 2019
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