Electronic Payments International lists ten of the most popular tweets on payment tech in Q4 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.
Top tweets on payment tech in Q4 2019
1. Erik Voorhees’ tweet on central banks to start issuing digital currency
Erik Voorhees, the CEO of ShapeShift, shared an article on the US dollar becoming a digital currency. The article further emphasised that it is inevitable that all central banks, including the US Federal Reserve, to start issuing digital currencies.
The US dollar is already a digital currency. It runs on a blockchain with one master node called The Federal Reserve. It has no supply cap, can be reversed or created or destroyed by sub-nodes that operate under the rules of the master node. Sometimes paper proxies are printed. https://t.co/GpR8EzIcMr
— Erik Voorhees (@ErikVoorhees) October 3, 2019
Username: Erik Voorhees
Twitter handle: @ErikVoorhees
2. Barry Silbert’s tweet on the best investment of the decade
Barry Silbert, founder of the Digital Currency Group, shared an article on the bitcoin being the most popular and widely used cryptocurrency in the past decade. The article further added that a growing number of retailers are accepting bitcoin payments, while investment firms are launching future trading for the currency. Facebook’s Libra has further validated the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the minds of investors.
Returns this decade:
— Barry Silbert (@barrysilbert) December 18, 2019
Username: Barry Silbert
Twitter handle: @barrysilbert
3. Vitalik Buterin’s tweet on the ethereum 2.0
Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of ethereum and the bitcoin magazine, tweeted on Etherscan launching a new block explorer for a testnet version of the upgraded Ethereum.
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) December 5, 2019
Username: Vitalik Buterin
Twitter handle: @VitalikButerin
4. Balaji Srinivasan’s tweet on bitcoin becoming the first choice
Balaji Srinivasan, an angel investor, tweeted on bitcoin becoming the first choice for payments for people. In other words, it will become a movement, a benchmark for technology’s values.
Bitcoin will become the flag of technology.
— Balaji S. Srinivasan (@balajis) October 29, 2019
Username: Balaji S Srinivasan
Twitter handle: @balajis
5. Alistair Milne’s tweet on the performance of major crypto currencies
Alistair Milne, an entrepreneur and investor, tweeted on the year-to-date performance of the major cryptocurrencies. The influencer further added that Tezos will be the best performing crypto asset, followed by bitcoin and Litecoin.
Year-to-date performances of the major cryptos:
Ripple -39% (included for the lols)
— Alistair Milne (@alistairmilne) November 28, 2019
Username: Alistair Milne
Twitter handle: @alistairmilne
6. Brian Armstrong’s tweet on China looking to create a stable coin
Brian Armstrong, the co-founder of Coinbase, tweeted on China looking to create a stable crypto coin. The influencer further added that the US response to creating Facebook’s Libra seemed like it didn’t want to be left behind in the race.
Now that China is looking into creating a stablecoin, I wonder if the U.S. will reconsider it's ridiculous response to Libra.
There are many cryptocurrencies, and Libra is just one of them. But the way the U.S. government reacted it's like they almost want to be left behind.
— Brian Armstrong (@brian_armstrong) October 4, 2019
Username: Brian Armstrong
Twitter handle: @brian_armstrong
7. Bruce Fenton’s tweet on Morningstar looking to rate crypto assets
Bruce Fenton, the CEO of Chainstone labs, tweeted that the global financial services firm, Morningstar, was looking to rate crypto assets. The influencer further added that Morningstar is a successful research and analytical tool as it is used by many financial advisors and institutional investors.
Wow – huge development
Morningstar has announced it will rate crypto assets!
Has 4500 employees
Is used by 7 million individual investors
245,000 financial advisors
& 4,200 institutional investors
Huge impact as a research & analytical tool
— Bruce Fenton (@brucefenton) October 2, 2019
Username: Bruce Fenton
Twitter handle: @brucefenton
8. Tyler Winklevoss’ tweet on Gemini acting as custodian for digital assets
Tyler Winklevoss, the CEO of Gemini, shared an article on Gemini being selected by State Street for its new digital asset pilot. The article further stated that Gemini will act as a custodian for the digital assets of financial institutions, and will also report holdings information via State Street.
— Tyler Winklevoss (@tylerwinklevoss) December 17, 2019
Username: Tyler Winklevoss
Twitter handle: @tylerwinklevoss
9. Andreas Antonopoulos’ tweet on a cashless future being a dystopia
Andreas Antonopoulos, a bitcoin advocate, shared an article on the idea of a cashless society bringing with it the cost of privacy. The article further stated that a cashless society would mean tracking, monitoring, and surveilling people’s personal transactions and lives. China, for instance, has already started reporting all domestic and overseas cash transactions.
Great article: "A cashless future is a dystopia without a way (bitcoin) to opt out"
— Andreas ☮ 🌈 ⚛ ⚖ 🌐 📡 📖 📹 🔑 🛩 (@aantonop) November 22, 2019
Username: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Twitter handle: @aantonop
10. Roger Ver’s tweet on the most adopted cryptocurrency
Roger Ver, an early investor in bitcoin and bitcoin start-ups, shared a video on the bitcoin cash being the most widely accepted cryptocurrency in physical merchant stores.
Bitcoin Cash has more physical merchant adoption than any other crypto currency. pic.twitter.com/KLf0vOxM2i
— Roger Ver (@rogerkver) November 4, 2019
Username: Roger Ver
Twitter handle: @rogerkver