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December 16, 2019updated 03 Jul 2020 3:11pm

Twitter round-up: Payment tech trends in November 2019

 

Electronic Payments International lists ten of the most popular tweets in payment tech in November 2019, based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform.

The top tweets were chosen from influencers as tracked by GlobalData’s Influencer Platform, which is based on a scientific process that works on pre-defined parameters. Influencers are selected after a deep analysis of the influencer’s relevance, network strength, engagement, and leading discussions on new and emerging trends.

Most popular tweets in payment tech in November 2019: Top ten

1. Jameson’s tweet on governments and banks being wary about bitcoins

A bitcoin engineer, Jameson Lopp tweeted on banks and governments being wary about buying bitcoins or taking over the network. The influencer stated that this could be on account of the fact that bitcoin owners did not want to trade their cryptocurrencies for normal currencies, and also because bitcoin does not allow anyone to break the protocol.

Username: Jameson Lopp

Twitter handle: @lopp

Retweets: 112

Likes: 545

2. Vitalik Buterin’s tweet on the problems associated with cryptocurrency

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine and Ethereum, tweeted on the problems associated with cryptocurrencies and how they seem to have changed over the last five years. The influencer elaborates on these problems in his blog vitalik.ca, where he divides them into three categories namely cryptographic, consensus theory, and economic.

Vitalik explains that base layers problems are gradually decreasing over the years, while the application layer problems have just begun.

Username: vitalik.eth

Twitter handle: @VitalikButerin

Retweets: 272

Likes: 1,077

3. Andreas’ tweet on an ‘unknown fund’ looking to invest in bitcoins

A bitcoin advocate, Andreas Antonopoulos tweeted on the plans of an unknown fund created by an anonymous group to invest in bitcoins, to support start-ups working on enhancing privacy. The group is contributing approximately $75m to start-ups working on areas such as cryptocurrencies, blockchain, online protection tools, and data protection.

Username: Andreas

Twitter handle: @aantonop

Retweets: 310

Likes: 977

4. Roger Ver’s tweet on the growing adoption of bitcoin cash for merchant payments

Roger Ver, a bitcoin promoter, tweeted on the growing acceptance of bitcoin cash (BCH) across the world including Slovenia, Australia, New Hampshire, and Japan. Eligma, a crypto payments platform, enables payments through its Elly and Gocrypto services in Slovenia. Several merchants in Croatia are also coming onboard with accepting bitcoin payments.

Eligma is looking to expand its digital currency payment services in physical merchant stores across Turkey, Australia, Colombia, Argentina, Romania, Ghana, and Venezuela. Other retailers accepting crypto in Slovenia include Tuš market, Aros Bar, Potokar, and Big Bang.

Username: Roger Ver

Twitter handle: @rogerkver

Retweets: 146

Likes: 625

5. Alistaire’s tweet on the best performing cryptos

A financial analyst and bitcoin investor, Alistair Milne tweeted on year-to-date performances of the major cryptocurrencies. The influencer lists Tezos, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bcash, and Monero as the top five best performing cryptos.

Username: Alistair Milne

Twitter handle: @alistairmilne

Retweets: 223

Likes: 1,117

6. Charlie’s tweet on litecoins being supported in ATMs

Litecoin creator, Charlie Lee tweeted on Litecoin being the second most supported crypto currency in ATMs, after bitcoins. The crypto enthusiast further goes onto state that approximately two-thirds of the 6,000 bitcoin ATMs support litecoins.

The influencer shared an article detailing the number of crypto ATMs to have grown by approximately 4,000 in November 2018, compared to 1,800 in November 2017. The article further stated that US had the highest number of crypto ATMs, followed by Canada.

Username: Charlie Lee

Twitter handle: @SatoshiLite

Retweets: 168

Likes: 748

7. Aaron’s tweet on the release of bitcoin core 0.19.0

Aaron van Wirdum, founder of Coincourant, a Dutch bitcoin news website, tweeted on the release of bitcoin core 0.19.0. Created over a span of six months, the new client software is overseen by Bitcoin Core, an open source platform that maintains and releases bitcoin client software.

The new software implementation comes with new bug fixes, modernisations, improvements, and other changes. For example, it features several improvements in wallet descriptors, particularly useful for bitcoin applications. The new release also uses a SegWit version to ensure smooth future upgrades.

Username: Aaron van Wirdum

Twitter handle: @AaronvanW

Retweets: 117

Likes: 386

8. Jimmy Song’s tweet on the outcomes associated with the use of bitcoin as a SoV

A bitcoin entrepreneur and educator, Jimmy Song tweeted that once people started using bitcoin as a store of value (SoV) such as gold, bitcoin deposits would automatically be converted into US dollars. As a result, it would become easier for people to pay their bills, rent, and do more out of this account. More people would consequently regard bitcoin deposits as a reserve rather than as a medium of exchange, added Jimmy.

Username: Jimmy Song

Twitter handle: @jimmysong

Retweets: 89

Likes: 537

9. Adam Back’s tweet on China’s fight against illegal transactions

Cryptographer, Adam Back tweeted on China’s fight against virtual currency trading and its effect on western countries and bitcoin. He shared an article detailing how China is stepping-up investigations and settlement processes to completely overhaul the virtual currency.

Adam is of the opinion that this is a clear signal for the west to oppose China and win, while bitcoin will only continue to flourish.

Username: Adam Back

Twitter handle: @adam3us

Retweets: 66

Likes: 339

10. Erik Voorhees’ tweet on wealth taxes leading to economic ruin

A bitcoin entrepreneur, Erik Voorhees tweeted that wealth taxes are unethical, leading to economic ruin. In his opinion, the poor will suffer the most. The influencer further states that socialists would never be convinced that wealth taxes could ruin the economy, and that it could be a bad time for most people.

Username: Erik Voorhees

Twitter handle: @ErikVoorhees

Retweets: 153

Likes: 784

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