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John McAfee Clarifies He Is Still Part of Ghost’s Ecosystem

Several days ago, technology pioneer and crypto advocate John McAfee departed his own privacy-focused asset, Ghost. He has since clarified, however, that he did not leave the endeavor entirely."I have not abandoned the Ghost privacy ecosystem, only the GHOST privacy coin," McAfee told Cointelegraph in an email following his exit. "The ecosystem is centered on our Ghost cell phone service," he explained, noting that the service will continue. McAfee seemingly left the endeavor in...

A Critical Mass Of Long-Term BTC HODLers Seem To Be Making $100k Inevitable

Determining Bitcoin's (BTC) value can be more complicated than simply looking at its current market price."Most Bitcoins already cost at least $100,000, but probably more like $10 million," said Michael Goldstein, also known as Bitstein, in an Aug. 17 tweet. While Bitcoin sits around $12,000 at press time, many folks in the crypto industry likely value the asset at a much higher price tag. If someone buys a BTC at $10,000, but is unwilling...

Mt. Gox Whistleblower Alleges Shadow-Ban on Twitter for Coronavirus Analysis

Ryan Selkis, the CEO of crypto market analysis software firm, Messari, and long-time cryptocurrency commentator, has reportedly been shadow-banned on Twitter for his coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.Both twitter pages belonging to Messari and Ryan Selkis went offline for a number of hours. As of 2AM EST service to the pages seems to have been restored. Messari runs a tracking service that provides updates on the number of coronavirus cases globally, including state/provincial...

Crypto Analyst Accused of Photoshopping Trade Screenshots

A crypto market analyst with more than 63,000 followers has come under fire for allegedly photoshopping numerous screenshots to give the impression that his trades were more successful than they actually were. A Twitter user going by the alias of “King” posted screenshots on March 14 which allegedly show that Jacob Canfield, the self-proclaimed “#1 cryptocurrency analyst” on Twitter, has consistently manipulated images depicting the performance of his trades.Crypto analyst accused of altering...

India Ban Overturned, BTC Owners Warned They’ll Lose Everything, Hodler’s Digest, Mar. 2–8

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.Top Stories This WeekIndia’s Supreme Court overturns controversial ban on banks servicing crypto firmsThere’s a lot to chew concerning movements in the crypto markets, but the first story is of a different...

Ethereum Co-Founder and Elon Musk Back Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO

While Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey could potentially be ousted by investors, at least two major figures in the crypto industry have already voiced support for the exec.Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of major cryptocurrency project Ethereum, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is known for his active endorsement to crypto, do not want Dorsey to step down from his position at Twitter. Musk simply stated:“Just want say that I support @Jack as Twitter CEO....

XRP Army Exposer Sues Twitter for Account Suspension

Data scientist Geoff Golberg has sued Twitter for banning his account after he used insulting language toward a bot. Golberg, the co-founder of blockchain analytics company Elementus and an academic at the University of Colorado, was banned from Twitter on July 29, 2019, for engaging in “abusive behavior.” In the lawsuit, Golberg emphasizes that the very existence of the inauthentic account violated Twitter’s terms of service. He states he was banned for using the...

Jack Dorsey Should Be Replaced as Twitter CEO, Investor Proposes

Billionaire investor, Paul Singer, is pushing for the removal of Jack Dorsey as CEO of Twitter. According to a CNBC article dated Feb. 28, the Elliott Management founder and activist investor is concerned about Dorsey’s time being split between two $5 billion-plus companies, and his desire to move to Africa.Singer questions Dorsey’s focusThe $40.2 billion hedge fund managed by Singer took a major stake in the social media giant recently and has...

CoinMarketCap CEO Hosts ‘Live’ AMA on Twitter — With No Video

Crypto data site CoinMarketCap hosted a “live” ask me anything, or AMA, session on Twitter with company CEO and founder Brandon Chez — but the session only included Chez on Twitter standby posting comments, not on video. “I do value my privacy, but not completely opposed to trying more of a live format in the future,” Chez said in a tweet when asked if the AMA format was for anonymity or privacy...

Bitcoin Tweets Reach 2-Year High as $10K Fuels Google Interest Surge

Bitcoin (BTC) hitting $10,000 catapulted it back into mainstream consciousness — but internet consumers were paying attention before, data shows.Statistics from monitoring resource Bitinfocharts reveal that in early February, mentions of Bitcoin on Twitter alone spiked to two-year highs.75,000 Bitcoin tweets per dayAt the time, BTC/USD traded at around $9,400, having reached its highest level since September 2019 several days previously.Tweets including Bitcoin reached 75,000 on Feb. 2, a huge contrast to...
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