TL;DR: CoinSpice scours the Twittersphere to shine light upon the top crypto tweets of the week. GitHub blocks Iranians, caving into US foreign policy while BTC maximalist Luke Dash, Jr. goes after Litecoin. The world is about to lose at least 5 million Indian cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Making fun of $10,000 price calls, and a young soldier in the Crypto Twitter Wars salutes the fallen.
#5 GitHub Blocks Iranians
1/2 Thanks for reaching out. To comply with U.S. trade control laws, GitHub recently made some required changes to the way we conduct our services. Link below for more information https://t.co/XQ8vEbxG2v – AG
— GitHub Support (@GitHubHelp) July 26, 2019
US-based software development host, GitHub, recently acquired by Microsoft, is reportedly targeting users from Iran. Developer Hamed Saeedi took to Medium, explaining his plight. “GitHub blocked my account and they think I’m developing nuclear weapons,” he claimed.
Saeedi later tweeted, the company “blocked all Iranian accounts without any prior notice and they don’t give us a chance to download our data,” showing GitHub also refused to send along the blocked worked for future reference. His effort, along with outrage from the Iranian community, did finally garner a direct answer from the company.
GitHub’s policy is to follow US law, including policies involving trade. Iran, of course, falls under that purview, and is currently engaged in a protracted and increasingly bellicose back-and-forth with the present US administration. What is clear: Iranian developers having little to do with either side are caught in the middle.
#4 Luke Dash, Jr. Calls Out Litecoin
That's like saying counterfeit cash is like USD but cheaper.
Litecoin is still a scam
— Luke Dashjr (@LukeDashjr) July 25, 2019
#3 World About to Lose 5 Million Indians
We are young technologists not criminals
World is about to lose
5,000,000 Crypto Investors
12,500 Blockchain Developers
25 Exchanges, employing 100s
7.4% of all Binance visitors
Nation with leading #Bitcoin tweets
Don't let it happen, step in, join our fight #IndiaWantsCrypto
— Shalini⚡ (@DesiCryptoHodlr) July 24, 2019
#2 The Last Time …
This is very likely the last time you’ll be able to buy Bitcoin under $9,725.
— Mike In Space 🚀🚀🚀 (@mikeinspace) July 24, 2019
#1 We Salute You
In honor of those on Twitter who can't stand opposing opinions, please, let me have this moment of silence. To those who have not blocked yet, I salute you. Keep on keepin' on.#Bitcoin #Maxipadshttps://t.co/hnO0082bpv pic.twitter.com/DooS5eTPt0
— Collin Enstad 🌮 (@CollinEnstad) July 19, 2019
#0 Presented Without Comment
The solution to literally every problem is Bitcoin.
— Pierre Rochard (@pierre_rochard) July 26, 2019
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