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TRX Among Top 5 Most Popular Currencies on Twitter: Research

  • Alex Dovbnya
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    These top 15 coins make Twitter users tick, and some of the entries will certainly surprise you

TRX Among Top 5 Most Popular Currencies on Twitter: Research
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DataLight, a startup that analyzes all kinds of crypto-oriented data, has recently focused on the Twitter activity of the main coins. The biggest players remain in the lead – TRX, MCO, and BNB performed surprisingly better than other altcoins.   

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No changes on the pedestal

As of Jan. 16, BTC is still at the top of its game with 67,998 likes and 16,788 retweets. For comparison, XRP, Bitcoin’s closest competitor, only managed to score 39,199 likes and 9,270 retweets. ETH trumps XRP by the number of tweets (22,617 vs. 13,697), but it lags behind when it comes to likes and retweets.

Unexpected frontrunners

While the top 3 were absolutely predictable, TRX unexpectedly takes fourth place despite only being the ninth biggest coin by market capitalization. Tron’s semi-triumph shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who knows how engaged their Twitter community is. Meanwhile, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and EOS (EOS) only occupy ninth and 15th places respectively when it comes to Twitter reacts.

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MCO, however, has become the ultimate dark horse on this list – the 91st coin by market capitalization takes seventh place by Twitter activity. Was it just a flash in the pan? Stay tuned for more updates from DataLight!  

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with an extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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Top Bitcoin Miner Warns – Bitcoin’s Privacy Features Are ‘Quite Poor’

  • Yuri Molchan
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    The head of a major Bitcoin mining pool says that Bitcoin privacy is weak and must be improved to prevent BTC from avoiding governments’ clampdown

Top Bitcoin Miner Warns – Bitcoin’s Privacy Features Are ‘Quite Poor’
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The CEO of one of the largest BTC mining pools, Poolin, has recently stated in an interview that Bitcoin privacy has to be improved. The current privacy features make BTC vulnerable to potential regulatory bolt tightening, says he, as reported by Forbes.

The Poolin mining company was set up by several former employees of BTC.com – a world’s major mining pool, a subsidiary of Bitmain. Among them was the Poolin’s current CEO Kevin Pan.

“Bitcoin’s privacy features are quite poor”

Over the past years, developers have suggested several ways to improve Bitcoin’s privacy. However, those were rejected by the community, since they would hard such major things as security, scalability, etc.

A good example here is Confidential Transactions that were among those suggestions. They disguise the amount of BTC sent in transactions. However, the integration of it was rejected, since it could have had a negative impact on the public verifiability of the present BTC supply.

Kevin Pan says that privacy is much more vital for a crypto asset development than scalability. Pan says:

“There is no other big question if the privacy issue is solved.”

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Governments may start controlling BTC miners

The company CEO believes that in theory, authorities or law-enforcement agencies may start telling miners to block certain address from receiving funds or sending them. However, in that case that would have to be 51 percent of the BTC network.

Pan believes that unless a solution to this problem is found soon, governments will get a chance to prevent transactions to certain addresses from happenning.

“What is more troublesome now is if government or law enforcement departments begin to create a blacklist of transaction addresses, it will make certain transactions unable to be packaged.”

“In fact, these can be done. But if there is privacy, you can't know who the address belongs to, and you can't determine how much the amount is, and there is no way to control the currency system. So for me, Bitcoin is basically no problem if the issue of privacy can be solved.”

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China plans to clamp down on BTC miners

Previously, U.Today reported that Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of China, plans to ban all the numerous mining pools located there soon.

Since this region is one of the biggest local crypto mining areas, some believe that China is about to ban mining of all cryptocurrencies ahead of the so-called ‘China Coin’ launch.

Do you think that poor Bitcoin’s privacy features could indeed bring down regulatory control over BTC one day? Feel free to share your view in the comments section!

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Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today.

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