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Looks like @Bitfinexed got suspended for impersonating me— Bitperplex'ed 🔥 (@Bitperplexed) February 7, 2018
A twitter takeover (or fork...) of the @MyEtherWallet account has caused controversy within the crypto twitter community. On February 9th the @MyEtherWallet twitter account was changed to @MyCrypto by Taylor Monahan (@tayvano_). Taylor Monohan is the founder and CEO of the new MyCrypto website, however she claims to have personally grown and managed the @myEtherWallet twitter account and as a result felt she could retain it after her split from @MyEtherWallet.
Despite taking many of the @MyEtherWallet team to @MyCrypto and single-handedly growing the @MyEtherWallet twitter account the decision has caused controversy. A petition with over 520 signatories has been created by youtube commentator 'Boxmining' to return the account to @MyEtherWallet.
@myetherwallet Twitter handle was changed without knowledge or permission of MEW's founder. We are investigating the matter, and will update everyone shortly. Stay tuned for further updates.— MyEtherWallet.com (@myetherwallet) February 9, 2018
@MyEtherWallet have said that the twitter handle was changed without knowledge or permission of MEW's founder. Despite Tallor creating and managing the twitter account it should belong to the company that created it and is essentially IP that belongs to the original company.
The community pointed out that the switch which came out of the blue was confusing and suspicious, for some users it was an unethical and untrustworthy move:
A tweet from the previous official account would have been nice. Hard to trust this— Stephen Argent (@imthesarge) February 9, 2018
Why did you sabotage the twitter handle? This is so unethical. If the original project is still functioning, then you should have never steal the original twitter handle.— Mohamed Mansour (@mohamedmansour) February 9, 2018
It would not be out of the question for Twitter to intervene and forcibly hand back the handle to @MyEtherWallet. This wouldn't be the best start to @MyCrypto's new venture.
@Bitfinex'ed Account Gets Suspended
The most vocal critic of Bitfinex and Tether @Bitfinex'ed who has been posting evidence and opinions claiming that the company's operations are fraudulent and that there is not a 1 to 1 reserve of USD had his twitter account suspended. The pseudonymous online critic claims that his account was spammed with hundreds of thousands of fake followers. These spam accounts were used to mass report his tweets. It was mentioned on a whalespeak session that they were reporting his tweets and they endorsed it.
If you're wondering why my account got falsely suspended, look no further. My Twitter account has also been attacked with hundreds of thousands of fake bot accounts.— Bitfinex'ed 🔥 (@Bitfinexed) February 11, 2018
Someone doesn't want me talking. https://t.co/UhQWLVQbmF
The situation regarding Tether and Bitfinex is certainly shady but there is no concrete evidence of fraud or that there isn’t a 1 to 1 USD to USDT reserve. Bitfinex’ed has certainly been doing the space a service by bringing attention to the situation and as a result Tether and Bitfinex were served subpoenas on December 6th.
Bitfinex’ed raised bitcoin donations in the anticipation that Bitfinex would follow through with their threat of legal action for slander. However since no suit has been filed people are questioning what @Bitfinex’ed is doing with the money. @Bitfinex’ed claims that the donations will go to Institute for Justice once it becomes clear Bitfinex won’t file suit, no donations have been made to date.
You can always trust the parody account @Bitperlex’ed for a funny take on the situation:
PSA: Due to no legal action from Bitfinex, I stopped requesting donations for the purpose of a legal defense. Donations from here on now will be retained.— Bitfinex'ed 🔥 (@Bitfinexed) February 4, 2018
Donations for the legal suit will be donated to https://t.co/u5wytzjRtC once it becomes obvious Bitfinex won't file suit.
I’m not selling any of it until we’re at 1k— Bitperplex'ed 🔥 (@Bitperplexed) February 4, 2018
Arizona Senate Votes To Accept BTC
The Arizona Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would allow residents to pay their income taxes using Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Which is probably the most positive acceptance of bitcoin in terms of American regulation over 2018.
The news has gone down well on twitter, however, its important to point out that the law must still be considered by the state’s House of Representatives. As is too often the case with crypto news ‘might’ and ‘maybe’ turn into ‘are’ and ‘definately’ when discussing positive news.
I think it still needs to pass the house and be signed by the governor to be enacted.— Douglas Koobs (@DouglasKoobs) February 12, 2018