Top Social Gainers for Friday, February 22nd, 2019

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Feb 22, 2019

Here are today's biggest emerging stories in crypto, based on Santiment's data:

  • Samsung/Knox/Phone/Wallet (500+ combined new mentions in last 36hrs)

Everyone’s still buzzing about Samsung Galaxy S10 featuring an integrated cryptocurrency wallet.

Some are calling it a groundbreaking moment for the industry, while others say they’d never trust Samsung with their crypto

  • Ntip/Tipper (1100+ new mentions in last 36hrs)

Everybody loves free crypto.

u/PWPersian kickstarts a $NANO tip party in this reddit thread, which amassed 1400 comments in less than a day.

Most got tipped 0.1 NANO, tho a few quirky comments received up to 8 NANO - or about $7. Guess it pays to be creative (or claim it's your birthday).

  • Cuban (60+ new mentions in last 36hrs)

u/0xdeadfaced used Venmo to pay his friend back for a Cuban sandwich, citing ‘Cuban’ as a purpose of the payment.

This prompted an email inquiry from Venmo, which requested more information about about said transaction and the meaning of ‘Cuban’.

As expected, r/bitcoin had a field day with the story, using it as another argument for crypto supremacy.

  • Rcn (100+ new mentions in last 36hrs)

Palm Beach Confidential - an investment email list with 700k subscribers - picked RCN as their ‘monthly recommendation’, propelling the low-cap coin to a 4-month high 501 Satoshi.

Aaaand now we wait for the retrace.

  • Nano/Brainblocks (50+ new mentions in last 48hrs)

Drama in the Nano community, as someone submitted a private bug report to Binance, related to recent spam activity on the Nano network.

The Nano team debunked the report, claiming it was full of inaccuracies and no actual bugs.

It was also confirmed that Brainblocks - a payment processor built atop of Nano - instigated the spam 'attack' to test a potential network vulnerability.

Now here's where it gets....weird?

First, the Nano team lamented the decision to go straight to Binance before raising the bug concerns with them first.

As it turns out, 'Rod', the user that submitted the report directly to Binance, did so because he was gunning for their $100k bug bounty.

Some thought Rod worked for Brainblocks, which their team refuted. Still, some claimed that Rod 'worked closely' with the CEO of Brainblocks (what that means exactly who knows), which was enough for certain members of the community to accuse both 'Rod' and Brainblocks of putting money and greed over Nano's reputation.

It's a weirdly fascinating drama riddled with inconsistencies. If you've got time (and popcorns), check out the related threads (this one and this one) for the full story.

As always, visit SANbase Sonar to explore these and other developing stories in more detail!

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Feb 22, 2019

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