TOP CRYPTO TWEETS: Zcash Co-Founder Explodes at Twitter; Vitalik: Bitcoin Once Was P2P Cash


TL;DR: CoinSpice scours the Twittersphere to shine light upon the top crypto tweets of the week. Zooko of Zcash loses it over Twitter data collection update. Vitalik Buterin scores not one but two top slots for great posts this week. CoinGecko celebrates 6 years. OpenBazaar offers an alternative to Amazon backlogs, and Jeffrey Tucker is not unimpressed.  

#10 Zcash CoFounder Explodes at Twitter

Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn, Zooko, is the spiritual head of Zcash, a privacy-oriented coin championing innovations such as zero-knowledge proofs or zk-SNARKs. Pro-privacy folks tend to have a few traits in common, and one of them is hyper-vigilance especially online and doubly-so when it comes to social media. Recently, Twitter flashed an update to user data collection.

“The control you have over what information Twitter shares with its business partners has changed,” Twitter began. “Specifically, your ability to control mobile app advertising measurements has been removed, but you can control whether to share some non-public data to improve Twitter’s marketing activities on other sites and apps. These changes, which help Twitter to continue operating as a free service, are reflected now in your settings.”

It’s the modern reality of online free services. You are the product. Don’t like it? Kick rocks. For innovators such as Zooko, however, the choice offered by the likes of Twitter is a false dichotomy. There are other ways, such as availing users of a Premium, pay-as-you-go option.

The thread Zooko triggers by way of his emotional outburst is worth reading. Sifting through the snarky comments, one gets a sense of how passionate he and other privacy advocates are about the growing encroachment of what’s known as Surveillance Capitalism. Freer markets at their best offer choice, however, and choice is freedom. It remains to be seen if Twitter will avail itself of that option.

#9 CoinGecko Turns 6!

#8 Who Did This!

#7 Like There’s Some Shortage of Collateral or Something

#6 Coins 4 Clothes

#5 Vitalik is on Fire, Grabbing Two Top Spots This Week

#4 The Anti-Amazon to the Rescue

#3 Answers Without Sarcasm

#2 Not Unimpressed

#1 A Clear Vibe


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