Top Cryptocurrency Community Leaders and Figures’ Discussions During 2018
During 2018, there have been several discussions among individuals from the cryptocurrency space. Some of them in favor of one or another digital asset while some others do not support virtual currencies.
One of the confrontations that the market witnessed was between Tone Vays and Nouriel Roubini. Tone Vays is a Bitcoin proponent and a trader. Roubini is known for predicting the 2008’s crisis. Vays commented on Twitter about a specific haircut that he wanted to do. Under the tweet, Roubini answered his tweet attacking Bitcoin and Tone’s position about it.
Nouriel Roubini has also been exchanging comments with Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s co-founder. Roubini accused Buterin of stealing 75% of Ethereum’s supply. However, Buterin answered that he does not have the money that Roubini believes he has.
Vitalik Buterin has also clashed with Justin Sun the founder of the Tron Foundation and its CEO. Buterin commented that virtual currencies will not have another opportunity for a 1000-times growth. However, Justin Sun mentioned that Tron (TRX) would be able to surpass Ethereum in the number of transactions.
Nevertheless, this is not the last issue that Buterin faced. He has also been involved in an argument with Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao. Binance is one of the largest virtual currency exchanges in the market. Changpeng Zhao asked Vitalik Buterin to which everyone in the cryptocurrency space good things.
Another event that shaped this 2018 was the hash war and discussions between Bitmain’s Jihan Wu and Craig Wright. They were both proponents of different scaling solutions for Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Wu supported Bitcoin ABC’s proposal while nChain’s Craig defended Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV).
Starting on December 15, both networks were involved in a hash war trying to be the most important network. However, the hash war ended with Bitcoin SV forking from Bitcoin Cash’s network. Now, Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV are two different assets.
John McAfee, perhaps one of the most bullish individuals in the cryptocurrency market, has been arguing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about regulatory issues. The SEC has been trying to regulate the crypto market during 2018.
McAfee said that he does not agree with the head of the SEC (Jay Clayton) when he talks about ICOs as securities. Furthermore, McAfee says that he disagrees with him and that he will not be working anymore with future ICOs. McAfee has been promoting different ICOs and companies in the crypto space.
Additionally, McAfee has also been attacking the cryptocurrency exchange HitBtc. He said that the platform increases the suffering of millions of poor people that are not able to afford the minimum buy-in since it is greater than their monthly income.
These are just some of the examples of different tweet wars that took place in the cryptocurrency industry during 2018. There are others that have also been interesting to follow and there will be many others to come in the future.