TL;DR: CoinSpice scours the Twittersphere to shine light upon the top crypto tweets of the week. The ecosystem continues to provide amble fodder. BTC maxis just cannot get out of their own way, as one issues a purity test while others alienate a business encouraging adoption. An umbrella catches the imagination and funny bone. The internet is itself a centralized system, and removing the veil from enterprise blockchains gets some academic cred.
Tweets of the Week: #6 Hat Maker’s Purity Test
We begin this week with a simple request from the founder and CEO of ShapeShift, Erik Voorhees. Snowden’s memoir was instantly attacked by US authorities, who rushed to censor proceeds. Voorhees suggested an obvious remedy.
And then a premiere BTC maximalist shoehorned his way into the conversation, dismissing Snowden, his work and book, out of hand. Responses to the snub have been nothing short of great, and are here given pride of place.
Hey @Snowden – is there a way I can buy your book with Bitcoin to avoid this DOJ nonsense? "DOJ Sues Edward Snowden, Seeks To Freeze Memoir Revenues Over 'Illegal Disclosures'" | Zero Hedge https://t.co/2f7mZpNitX
— Erik Voorhees (@ErikVoorhees) September 17, 2019
I bought a copy just because Samson made the Smurfs
— Brian Hoffman (@brianchoffman) September 20, 2019
#6b Paging BTC Maxis, Possible Heretic
YEAH BUT WHAT DOES SHE THINK ABOUT ZCASH???https://t.co/TiZTL9Qai5
— Mike In Space (@mikeinspace) September 20, 2019
#5 UmbrellaGate Captures Tens of Thousands’ Attention
My friend’s entire company is locked out of their WeWork office because an umbrella fell, jamming the door.
No one can figure it out. It’s been like this for 2 days. pic.twitter.com/ggaUkgYRFR
— Neeraj K. Agrawal (@NeerajKA) September 17, 2019
#4 Decentralized Systems Don’t Use the Internet
Anything that relies on the internet with public nodes is ultimately centralized. Real decentralized systems don’t use the internet.
— Daniel Larimer (@bytemaster7) September 17, 2019
#3 Really Makes You Think
When txns on $BCH pile up and UX starts to degrade: Miners will raise their self-imposed caps.
— CryptoWyvern#116 🐉 (@CryptoWyvern) September 17, 2019
#2 So You’re Saying There’s a Chance!
"Seventy-seven per cent of live enterprise blockchain networks have little in common with multi-party consensus systems apart from incorporating some of the same technology components (e.g. cryptography, p2p networking) and using similar nomenclature."https://t.co/aJKWnECYiM
— Emin Gün Sirer (@el33th4xor) September 19, 2019
#1 Don’t Let Us Stop You
Here is the real reason that Bitcoin Core is removing support for BIP70 and, therefore, @BitPay by default.
Plain and simple toxic maximalism.
But please, maxis, don't let me stop you from shooting yourselves in the foot. https://t.co/o7lpRaEluR
— Ⓥin Ⓐrmani (@vinarmani) September 21, 2019
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