TL;DR: CoinSpice scours the Twittersphere to shine light upon the top crypto tweets of the week. Tesla co-founder and widely-consider super genius Elon Musk when on a sick one this week, and it is glorious. CoinMarketCap turns seven years old. BTC maximalists are up to their old disappointing tricks, and crypto news misses a pretty clear joke.
#14 Elon Musk Says Quiet Parts Out Loud
Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX is a 21st-century Megamind. But with his crazy great brain comes with real-world quirks. One of them is social media. Musk and the US Securities and Exchange Commission have gone round and round over some of his exploits, and investors have taken shorter-term price hits with each post’s flare-up.
— Marcel Chuo (@marcelchuo) April 27, 2020
Tech people like to loosen their hoodie strings every once in a while, let their hair down, joke, have fun. Sometimes that humor is misunderstood or perhaps a momentary musing gets more intellectual weight and controversy than deserved. This seems to be the case with Musk of late, as his tweets are becoming legendary.
He’s taking-on coronavirus lockdowns, Wall Street, and his words are finding their way everywhere, including into the cryptocurrency ecosystem. His tweet about Tesla stock price being too high prompted several jokes and copies in our space, including a fake account mimicking BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes (see below). Of course, crypto media dutifully picked it up as gospel and wrote a provocative headline and story. Hilarious.
#13.95 Tweet That Rocked the World
FREE AMERICA NOW
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 29, 2020
#13.75 Everyone Can Agree There is High-ness Going On
Tesla stock price is too high imo
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 1, 2020
#13.55 Fake Arthur’s Got Jokes
Bitcoin price is too high imo
— Arthur Hayes (@Cryptanzee) May 1, 2020
XRP price too high imo
— Ran NeuNer (@cryptomanran) May 1, 2020
#13.25 Gotta Love Crypto News Outlets
— Stackin' ฿its (@StackinBits) May 1, 2020
— Brian Armstrong (@brian_armstrong) April 23, 2020
#12 You Don’t Understand Blockchains
If you're bragging about how many "blockchain patents" your country/company/organization has, you don't understand blockchains.
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) April 23, 2020
#11 Purse.io Giveth, Purse.io Taketh Away, Purse.io Giveth Again
— OpenBazaar (@openbazaar) April 24, 2020
#10 Caitlin Long Blocked Caitlin Long
THANKS to all of you who flagged/reported yet another impersonator. What does it mean when your impersonator blocks you??!!🤣
Be careful out there folks—lots of impersonators are showing up on various social media platforms. No, I’m not selling or giving away anything! pic.twitter.com/bSoB6VCG8S
— Caitlin Long 🔑 (@CaitlinLong_) April 28, 2020
#9 Never Forget
Hmmm all this time Bitcoin community has pushed "Not your keys. Not your Bitcoin."
All of a sudden Liquid is around. And is admittedly a Bitcoin Certificate, aka IOU … And it's ok? Because Blockstream Co created it.
Never forget. You either have BTC or your don't.
— BTCxZelko (@BTCxZelko) April 28, 2020
#8 Look at the Not-So-Big Brain on Brad
Brad sold the bottom. pic.twitter.com/HMaEl2RSiI
— mike (@mikeinspace) April 29, 2020
#7 Charlie Enjoys a Slice of Humble Pie
Today’s the last day we’ll see #bitcoin under…. (just joking)
— Charlie Shrem (@CharlieShrem) April 29, 2020
#6 Serious Bummer
It's been a serious bummer watching them burn their own bridges. So much potential and good will accumulated, all wasted due to investor pressure.
Lesson learned; don't accept investors that don't believe in your core vision. Same happened at Blockstream, FWIW.
— Eric Martindale [₿] (@martindale) April 30, 2020
#5 CoinMarketCap Turns Seven
We're @CoinMarketCap, the first crypto data site and today's our 7th birthday! 🎊 To celebrate this moment, we're having a roast and you're invited. How have we done crypto wrong? Please 👇 unleash your poetic fury and #RoastCMC 🔥 https://t.co/HE5L8JnrZ7
— CoinMarketCap (@CoinMarketCap) May 1, 2020
#4.5 His Very Existence is a Roast
Come on! roast me! I'm ready! #RoastCMC
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) May 1, 2020
#4 That’s a Crazy Percentage
— Hayden Adams 🦄 (@haydenzadams) May 1, 2020
#3 Champagne Poppers
I’m following the scaling debate for 5 years now and it still puzzles my head why so-called “bitcoin maximalists” are popping out the champagne each time the mempool hits 50k transactions 🤦♂️ https://t.co/yg5zJsWVB1
— Nikita Zhavoronkov (@nikzh) May 1, 2020
#2 Someone Please Check on Trace!
Anyone know what happened to @TraceMayer? He seems to have disappeared after the whole fiasco with the maximalists, and the drama around his purchase of the @Bitcoin account. Flesh and blood identities are so susceptible to being publicly shamed and chased out.
— Cøbra (@CobraBitcoin) May 1, 2020
#1 Meanwhile, Everyone Else Uses Bitcoin Cash
Bitcoin is easy to use…but also hard. As a concrete anecdote, I was going to play in a poker game last night with crypto folks on https://t.co/rvxyVVGN66. After 30 minutes of effort, only half the players were able to join. I wasn’t one of them.
— Ari Paul ⛓️ (@AriDavidPaul) May 1, 2020
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