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TOP CRYPTO TWEETS: BTC Maxis Turn Against Lightning Network, and the Irony is Noted

TL;DR: CoinSpice scours the Twittersphere to shine light upon the top crypto tweets of the week. BTC maxis are beginning to turn against Lightning Network after dividing the ecosystem over it for years. Saifedean Ammous is back and posting his heart out. Gym Friend live stream interview called out for being moon-landing great. A crazy, wonderful Bitcoin node sculpture is revealed, and price predictions are given cold water.  

Tweets of the Week: #8 BTC Maxis Turn Against Lightning Network

Adam Back is an original scientist, thinker, partisan in the Bitcoin space. He’s even cited in Satoshi’s White Paper. His business, Blockstream, is unusually close to BTC and its development, to put it mildly. He’s also considered one of the architects of the infamous scaling debates that eventually divided the ecosystem.

For Back and his ilk, BTC was to remain tethered to smaller blocks due to security risks. Skeptics charged Back’s company Blockstream benefitted from that arrangement as they in parallel time helped develop and promote second-layer solutions such as Lightning Network and Liquid. Skeptics also charged simply raising the block size wasn’t nearly as risky as the proposed off-chain solutions.

Round the debate has gone for years, and during that time Lightning Network has had legendary problems in its rollout (only 18 months away). There is now widespread agreement among the self-same BTC maxis about Lightning Network and its limitations, and yet another shift or pivot appears in the making. Some longtime watchers have caught the irony.

#7.75 The Day Has Come

#7.5 Happily Take a Small Risk

#7 Leading Us to the Promised Land

#6 Don’t Use This

#5 Our Generation’s Moon Landing

#4 Bitcoin Full Node Sculpture

#3 Keyboard Warriors

#2 Bitcoin Price Predictions are Ridiculous

#1 Stunning

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