January 5, 2020
by Sharon Moran
Satoshi Summary is a Cryptobellum exclusive named in honor of the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin. It provides a carefully curated look at the most noteworthy developments in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.
Android users breathed a sigh of relief earlier this week when Google reinstated Ethereum app MetaMask back into the Google Play Store. Google had removed and banned Metamask the previous week because it mistakenly thought the app was mining cryptocurrency, proving that even technology companies don’t understand technology.
Google lifts ban on Ethereum wallet app it thought was mining cryptocurrency
Earlier this week Lending Tree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze confused Bitcoin with multi-level marketing. Kapfidze told Yahoo Finance this week, “You only make money based on people who enter after you” after claiming Bitcoin is a pyramid scheme. Tip for newcomers: It’s not. Pyramid schemes are not open source, and they’re not mathematically and cryptographically sound.
Bitcoin is a pyramid scheme, economist says
Yesterday, Twitter handle Nakamoto announced “a new general interest journal for the crypto community” in the following tweet:
Some of the reaction on Crypto Twitter was not positive.
I’m not sure it’s possible to disgrace a pseudonym, but I understand the user’s sentiment. Of course, Nakamoto is an actual surname for over 50,000 people worldwide, but I’m sure the frustration in the above tweet was aimed at using Nakamoto, the pseudonym, not the surname. While we don’t know who Satoshi Nakamoto actually is, we most certainly know his last name was not Nakamoto. And his last name wasn’t Wright, either!
Orchid Labs, Inc. updated their Github repository 11 days ago. Why is that newsworthy? It’s not. I just needed to segue into sharing my referral link for Coinbase Earn. Follow the link and both of us will earn OXT!