TL;DR: CoinSpice scours the Twittersphere to shine light upon the top crypto tweets of the week. BTC cheerleader Pomp gets caught up on brigading, but the mistake is quickly fixed. Bitcoin mentions on Twitter hit a two-year high as markets rocket. Cold storage giants have beef. Kraken CEO weighs-in on coin mixing. Justin Sun agrees he’s smarter than Vitalik, and Lightning Network users confront a cruel reality.
#7 Pomp Suspended, Resurrected in an Hour
Anthony Pompliano (Pomp) is a BTC cheerleader. His perennial bull stance has become a meme, denoting a credulity demonstrated by true-believing cult members. Pomp and his tweets are often filled with rocket emojis and his infamous “… is good for Bitcoin,” no matter the circumstance.
Pomp’s (fake) follower count falling faster than Lightning Network adoption. pic.twitter.com/V6zhGntgy1
— eric.eth (@econoar) February 14, 2020
For whatever reason, Twitter gods suspended Pomp recently, and his sycophantic following took up digital arms. Pomp was reinstated within an hour, minus a giant chunk of his followers. Some wags insisted Pomp’s follower count is inflated due to bots and assorted gaming.
brian_armstrong has unfollowed @APompliano. SAD!
— Big Blockers (@big_blockers) February 14, 2020
#6.25 Follower Count Back Up
Pomp, of course, tows the BTC maximalist line, and so it’s little wonder his account was back and running in seemingly no time. His follower count was also reinstated. Contrast his experience with that of @karbonbased. Sometimes its good to have the same opinion as the Twitter CEO and co-founder.
#6 75,000 Bitcoin Tweets in a Single Day
The lingering bull run is considered culprit for a two-record recently. Bitinfocharts shows a 75,000 tweets bump in a single day in early February, as mentions of Bitcoin skyrocketed. Social media mentions are considered a good way to determine sentiment, but it’s hard to know if they’re directors or reflectors.
#5 Ledger and Trezor Got Beef, Son
Ledger is being dishonest as it points out only part of the whole story.
Did you know NDA of SE chip vendors prevent wallet manufacturers to talk about security issues to their customers?
Trezor is using nonNDA chips so we can be fully transparent and act in your best interest. https://t.co/tHBvZVUulL
— ₿ slush (@slush) February 13, 2020
Cold storage hardware manufacturers Ledger and Trezor have beef, and it has been going on a for a while. Ledger recently blogged about its superior security features, taking a swipe at rival Trezor. Marek Palatinus (“Slush”), a Trezor co-founder, clapped back (above), and so the hostility continues. Some say competition of this kind is ultimately good for consumers.
#4.5 They’re Not Wrong
#Bitcoin, The Unsuspendable.
— Trezor (@Trezor) February 13, 2020
#4 Money Laundering is Already Illegal
Coinstar isn’t illegal. Concealing a source of funds or obfuscating a trail for personal privacy isn’t illegal UNLESS the funds are the proceeds of a crime. It’s only money laundering if the funds are illicitly sourced. Mixers are legal; money laundering is already illegal.
— Jesse Powell (@jespow) February 14, 2020
#3 Justin Sun is Smarter Than Vitalik
— Mia Tam (@blockandchain) February 10, 2020
#2 Getting it Done
— Peter Smith (@OneMorePeter) February 13, 2020
#1 The Perils of a Custodial Coin
— Yegor Petrov🔑⚡ (@yegorpetr0v) February 13, 2020
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