TL;DR: CoinSpice scours the Twittersphere to shine light upon the top crypto tweets of the week. Bitcoin.com Chairman Roger Ver once again tries to clear the air. Whales meet in China with Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. Bitcoin is incomplete without real anonymity features. Messari researcher has Zcash skin in the game. US federal debt hockey sticks, and Lightning Network continues with dismal results after years of development.
Tweets of the Week: #7 Roger Ver is Not Satoshi(s)
One man BTC maximalist triggering machine Roger Ver is back at it, and this time he’s making a statement most honest actors in crypto already knew: he had nothing to do with either the creation of BTC nor Bitcoin Cash (BCH). His latest post seems relatively uncontroversial, and maybe even necessary to remind noobs in the space, considering Ver’s reach.
I had nothing to do with the creation of #bitcoin
I had nothing to do with the creation of #BitcoinCash
— Roger Ver (@rogerkver) October 20, 2019
His recent debate with Nouriel Roubini in London renewed interest in Ver due to the widely-praised calm and good cheer he offered in counter to Roubini’s now-legendary bile and personal attacks. Newer crypto media people will sometimes get sloppy and refer to Ver as either project’s creator, founder, leaving him without a timely way to correct the record.
The circumstance does not stop BTC maxis from literally blowing every move he makes completely out of proportion, and the comments in this tweet are evidence. Whoa.
#6 Whales Sighting in Beijing
— Matthew Brennan (@mbrennanchina) October 14, 2019
#5 Bitcoin Needs Anonymity
Until true anonymity (or near anonymity) is developed into Bitcoin, it's still incomplete, and not delivering on its promise. So it's a lame defense to say "it was never meant to be anonymous." Nonsense. Without anonymity, there's no censorship resistance, and no store of value.
— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) October 16, 2019
#4 Messari Researcher Really Believed in Zcash
Face you make when you move 20% of your crypto portfolio to Zcash pic.twitter.com/OhpAwNnh4J
— twan (@dantwany) October 18, 2019
#3 And Bitcoiners are the A$$holes!
and this is sustainable . . . right?pic.twitter.com/8ugRneZWVI
— The Original Bitcoin Rat (@BitcoinRat) October 18, 2019
#2 LN Payments Often Fail and are Slow
If you’ve tried LN, you’ll know that payments often fail and those that succeed can feel slow. @Snyke collected statistics to quantify this (90% succeed after 30s and 4 attempts).
Centralizing around a backbone of interconnected, reliable & liquid hubs should improve these stats https://t.co/TqZwmhiAVH
— Peter R. Rizun (@PeterRizun) October 19, 2019
#1 You Knew it Would Have to Happen at Some Point
"fractional reserve lightning" (better name pending!) is a configuration where LN routing nodes allow local or remote balances in particular channels to go negative. This debt is not resolvable on-chain, so participating nodes must have trust (legal agreement, &etc). pic.twitter.com/LgCCQ2dgjH
— Brandon Curtis ⚡️ (@bcmakes) October 20, 2019
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