Top Social Gainers for Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Here are today's biggest emerging stories in crypto, based on Santiment's data:
- Btt/Airdrop/Sats (1100+ combined new mentions in the last 24hrs)
BitTorrent’s first airdrop to TRX token holders is still the biggest news in crypto.
Almost $11M BTT were airdropped yesterday, with an additional $100M to be distributed in monthly airdrops over the next 6 years.
In the meantime, BTT has also been added to Huobi exchange.
After leaping to a week-high 31 Satoshis yesterday, BTT faced sturdy resistance and headed south; it's currently down 8.19% for the day.
- Trx (260+ new mentions in the last 24hrs)
If you thought the BTT airdrop would help pump TRX, you’d be (oh so) wrong.
Tron’s coin continued its 5-day plunge today, hitting a week-low 666 SATs before bouncing back slightly. It’s currently down 0.55% for the day.
Not even Justin Sun’s shenanigans could boost the coin. Tron’s founder was briefly holding the popular ‘Lightning Torch’ yesterday, trying to pass it on to Elon Musk and Kobe Bryant...with little success.
In the end, the torch went to Eric Voorhees, Bitcoin evangelist and CEO of ShapeShift.
- Blocks (180+ new mentions in the last 24 hours)
Bitcoin Core developer Luke Dash Jr. sparks controversy by (again) suggesting to shrink the BTC block size down to 300kb.
This should (in theory) help with greater decentralization and faster synchronization of the bitcoin blockchain, but at the cost of paying bigger fees.
Most believe that block size modification requires a hard fork, but Dash Jr. says he can shrink the block size via an experimental - and temporary - soft fork.
Unsurprisingly, this lead to a huge debate about decentralization, mass adoption, financial incentives etc.
- Wirex (80+ new mentions in the last 36 hours)
Nano joins BTC, LTC, ETH and more as the latest cryptocurrency that WireX users in the EEA can buy, store, convert and spend.
Previously known as the E-coin, WireX is a debit card that is linked to your crypto wallet, and can be used anywhere that VISA is accepted (tho card is only available to EEA residents)
Wirex named the transaction speed, Block Lattice and Delegated Proof of Stake among reasons it decided to integrate Nano.
- Dash (200+ new mentions in the last 24 hours)
People are still hyped about DASH’s breakout week, as the coin improves by 17.9% for the last seven days.
The last 24 hours have been less eventful as DASH is currently down 1.77% and trading at $81.
In other news, Dash (DASH) has also finalized the creation of Dash Ventures, an investment fund which will be financed directly from block rewards.
When launched, Dash Ventures will burn DASH as a way to share the profits.
- Bnb (270+ new mentions in the last 24 hours)
After an impressive 4 day-rally, Binance Coin has its first red candle of the week.
BNB has experienced a bull-worthy upsurge atop the news that the Binance Testnet - which will power their DEX - will be launched on February 20th.
CZ even held the Lightning Torch briefly before passing it on to - you guessed it - Justin Sun.
All the hype wasn’t enough to sustain another day in green, however, as the coin fumbled to a -1.61% in the past 24 hours (still up 17.3% for the week)
- Parity (50+ new mentions in the last 36 hours)
Ethereum’s much-anticipated Constantinople upgrade has encountered an interesting ‘bug’.
According to one ETH dev, a new feature called Create2 could allow a developer to replace the self-destructed contract.
Some have suggested that this could allow the parity multisig libraries - which resulted in the loss of several hundred million $ worth of ETH - to be reborn.
Those claims have been debunked, as it seems a contract needs to be created with Create2 in the first place, for it to self-destroy.
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