TL;DR: CoinSpice scours the Twittersphere to shine light upon the top crypto tweets of the week. BTC maximalists continue to censor expression, and Blockstream CSO Samson Mow, along with his lady friend, is putting on a clinic. Andreas Antonopoulos is threated by a social justice warrior. Crypto veteran and Dash enthusiast Amanda Johson proposes Bitcoin Cash + Dash = Bitcoin Dash, and so much more in this installment.
Tweets of the Week: #7 Blockstream CSO and Lady Friend Still Salty About Being Memed
Our #3 Spiciest Person of Year, Joshua Davis, better known as @karbonbased online, has been locked out of his Twitter account. If you’re unfamiliar with the drama up to this point, old karbonbased hit the meme motherload with a hilarious juxtaposition of the You vs. the Guy She Told You Not to Worry About format. Blockstream CSO Samson Mow was the intended target, and the meme sent to karbon had Mow hugging a child’s toy while his lady friend, Ms. Seiche, posed with a character deemed “Gym Friend,” a beefy dude many years her senior.
Update on Gym Friend Saga: Lina and friends have been memed so hard they have lawyered up, saying publicly posted pictures have been "stolen"@karbonbased's account is still locked as he cant get pass the finish appeal page.
— Collin Enstad (@CollinEnstad) December 29, 2019
Mow erupted, claiming karbon stepped over Mow’s personal line, attacking his best girl. Words like “sexist” were flung around, as was “misogynist.” Most understood Mow, a notoriously cruel troll who once equated Edward Snowden’s worth to that of a mere “shitcoin shill,” was being tactical, attempting to gain sympathy among those easily triggered. It didn’t work. Even BTC maximalists questioned Mow’s butthurt, hoping he’d chalk it up to internet fun and being a public crypto personality who flaunts his relationship online.
CoinSpice YouTube channel host, Collin Enstad of Collin’ It Like It Is, has been keeping track of the fallout. Apparently, Ms. Seiche, Mow’s lady friend, has lawyered up, hectoring and cajoling Twitter to deal with @karbonbased via the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) on privacy grounds. A couple of choice words, a keen legalistic turn of phrase, a law firm letterhead and, well, Bob’s your uncle: Twitter will buckle for no other reason than expediency. Textbook BTC maximalist censorship and social media gaming. So much for the principle of censorship resistance.
#6 On the Sixth Day, the Genesis Block was Found
Some folks believe the hash for the Genesis Block was generated on 3rd January 2009 and the hash for the second block was generated six days later.
This is incorrect.
Bitcoin hashing *began* on 3rd January 2009.
It took six days for the hash of the Genesis Block to be found.
— Phil Wilson (@_Phil_Wilson_) December 24, 2019
#5 Cognitive Dissonance After all That Rooting for Institutional has now Boomeranged
1/ there is a very real possibility the price of bitcoin does not go up after halving.
for the first time, there is a robust derivatives (futures, options) market for bitcoin. most firms looking to speculate on bitcoin will trade a derivative, not the underlying.
— Meltem Demirors (@Melt_Dem) December 24, 2019
#4 Andreas Antonopoulos Faces Pushback From No White Males Podcast Policy
Some <cringe> from my DMs, received today.
I declined an interview request from a podcaster. They… didn't take it well pic.twitter.com/ICYxOc9cTz
— Andreas ☮ 🌈 ⚛ ⚖ 🌐 📡 📖 📹 🔑 🛩 (@aantonop) December 26, 2019
#3 Bitcoin Dash
Fun thought: Bitcoin Dash.
A blockchain merger between Bitcoin Cash and Dash.
Two chains competing for the same market (payments). Bitcoin Cash has the better brand, and Dash has the better tech.
The two combined would form a payments superchain called Bitcoin Dash.
— Amanda B. Johnson (@AmandaB_Johnson) December 26, 2019
#2 West Africa Gets P2P Electronic Cash
Awesome to see him leading up efforts in West Africa, a region with massive growth potential for peer-to-peer electronic cash! https://t.co/we80Vdptjb
— Ⓥin Ⓐrmani (@vinarmani) December 28, 2019
#1 Increasingly More Complicated Justifications
Everyone that tries to support BTC tries to sound smarter than the next with increasingly more complicated justifications. That’s the exact wrong way for BTC to become mainstream. That is exactly what will scare people away from even trying it.
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) December 27, 2019
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