TL;DR: CoinSpice scours the Twittersphere to shine light upon the top crypto tweets of the week. This collection is plentiful. Whew! Ethereum Foundation researcher Virgil Griffith has his account scrutinized after being arrested for allegedly helping North Korea to evade US sanctions. PayPal CEO admits he only owns one crypto, BTC. Another prominent Dash enthusiast looks to be headed BCH’s way. Richard Heart rankles BTC maximalists, and the founder of Messari loses faith in crypto.
Tweets of the Week: #11 Virgil Griffith Twitter Account Scrutinized
Virgil Griffith was well-known in the Ethereum community for his idealism and good humor. Griffith, 36, an American, was recently arrested at the behest of US Department of Justice officials, making headlines all over the world, regarding his supposedly traveling to North Korea for the express purpose of helping the country evade sanctions.
A review of Griffith’s Twitter account marks him as a playful guy, a digital nomad, looking to spread the good news about blockchain and cryptocurrency. He seems harmless enough, but his tweets now appear ominous … as he is presently facing a potential 20-year federal prison sentence.
Visa to DPRK fixed without passport number. pic.twitter.com/MZdlJzZXbW
— Virgil Griffith | 𝚟𝚒𝚛𝚐𝚒𝚕.𝚎𝚝𝚑 (@virgilgr) August 13, 2019
This is a market opportunity for North Korea to establish the world's only non-KYC'ed crypto exchange.
— Virgil Griffith | 𝚟𝚒𝚛𝚐𝚒𝚕.𝚎𝚝𝚑 (@virgilgr) June 29, 2019
North Korea Feb 2020. https://t.co/jenCraNaSl
— Virgil Griffith | 𝚟𝚒𝚛𝚐𝚒𝚕.𝚎𝚝𝚑 (@virgilgr) September 9, 2019
DPRK is peak woke. https://t.co/af1ZPQxokS
— Virgil Griffith | 𝚟𝚒𝚛𝚐𝚒𝚕.𝚎𝚝𝚑 (@virgilgr) July 15, 2019
#10 OK BTCer
Bitcoin's primary function is not "store of value" – that's a result of its primary function.
Bitcoin is "fuck you money."
You want to seize my accounts? Fuck you.
You don't want me to buy ______? Fuck you.
You want to steal my wealth via inflation? Fuck you.
— Jameson Lopp (@lopp) November 24, 2019
#9 Maybe Because BTC is No Competition?
Do you personally own any cryptocurrencies?
PayPal CEO: Yes. Bitcoin.
PayPal CEO: Only. Yes.https://t.co/DObBnNTpA4
— Rui Gomes (@8bitgomes) November 20, 2019
#8 Vitalik Did Nothing Wrong!
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) November 26, 2019
#7 Make Me Believe
I don’t really care about the price these days. Trust me.
I care about the spiritual center of this industry: it used to excite me, but these days I’m getting iffy.
I want to BELIEVE in crypto again.
make me believe
— Ryan Selkis (@twobitidiot) November 26, 2019
#6 Saif Space
#Bitcoin is the honey badger, strong and fearless. Some of it's public representatives however, appear cowardly and weak. Surely a chat about the #BTC should be enjoyable for its most ardent proponents? pic.twitter.com/EwfC0TmM3L
— Richard Heart (@RichardHeartWin) November 26, 2019
#5 Big Error
Not buying tron after Disney announced new tron movie after trading crypto for years is big error on my behalf pic.twitter.com/xC2uk2IEhl
— Crypto Loomdart (@loomdart) November 26, 2019
#4 Unpopular Opinion
Unpopular opinion(?): BTC would have a higher price, and more network demand, if Segwit2x had gone as planned.
BCH/BSV wouldn't exist, BTC would have bigger blocks, and Segwit still would have happened.
IMO BTC has become crippled through Blockstream/Lightning hubris.
— Omar Bham (Crypt0) (@crypt0snews) November 27, 2019
#3 Another Dash-er Considers BCH
— DashUncensored (@DashUncensored) November 28, 2019
#2 Proof of Old Lady
Bitcoin is backed by pure, mathematically verifiable truth.
The Euro is backed by a public signing event with an old lady. pic.twitter.com/LEJU8uDk4V
— Volker ["a machine, that guy" 😁] (@herminghaus) November 27, 2019
#1 Forked Away From Corruption
To everyone who thinks #BitcoinCash is a scam – this why it came about. #Ethereum / $BCH ‘ers saw this play out and we did the right thing. We forked away from the corruption running #Bitcoin. You’re slowly going to see the truth come out.@ChicoCrypto $BTC pic.twitter.com/ZgxXutf3uV
— BittBurger (@BittBurger) November 29, 2019
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