Top Social Gainers for Thursday, February 28th, 2019
Here are today's biggest emerging stories in crypto, based on Santiment's data:
- FET/OTC (2000+ new mentions in last 36hrs)
The FOMO is strong with this one.
3 days after its token sale, Fet already appears to be trading for 2-5x the ICO price OTC (over the counter) before its listing on Binance.
FET was officially listed on the main Binance today at 10:00AM UTC, and paired against BTC, USDT, and - of course - BNB. Prior to that, some say the OTC price ranged from $0.20 - $0.40.
- AMA/Justin (500+ new mentions in last 36hrs)
Justin Sun answers questions and gives away $1M BTT in the first of what’s to be a series of AMAs on Binance’s main telegram channel.
Tron founder and BitTorrent CEO weighed in on a slew of issues, including the 6-year BTT airdrop, BitTorrent’s scalability and Tron’s upcoming hard fork scheduled for tomorrow.
- Coinomi (320+ new mentions in last 36 hrs)
Coinomi calls bug report misleading, accuses u/warith77 of extortion.
u/warith77 discovered that seed phrases in Coinomi were being sent to Google API in plain text due to a built-in spell-check functionality. He claims he lost $60K-$70K due to the bug.
Coinomi says the phrases were sent via HTTPS and the bug only affected desktop wallets. They also claim u/warith77 was asking them for ‘ransom’ of 17 BTC which would make up for the “hacked” funds, and said it doubted the funds were even stolen.
- Metal (140+ new mentions in last 36 hrs)
The CEO of Metal Pay talks project roadmap and gives away 1,500 MTL in the 2nd Binance-hosted community AMA.
Metal Pay is a US-based peer-to-peer payments app that claims to reward users with MTL for transactions. MTL is currently down 13.2% for the week and 4.9% for the past 24 hrs.
- BRD (130+ new mentions in last 36 hrs)
Pastry puns everywhere as Bread (BRD) rises 38.7% in 3 hours before immediately plunging in what some are calling a ‘declining loaf formation’.
Some attribute the pump to one of the investment pump groups and (entirely uncorroborated) Apple partnership rumours. The P&D didn’t last long either way, as BRD is currently down 5.3% for the last 24 hours.
- ZRX (200+ new mentions in last 36 hrs)
Day traders trying to figure out if ZRX will sink or swim after the yesterday’s addition of ZRX/BNB and ZRX/USDT trading pairs on Binance.
The coin did spike ~5% following the announcement, but lost much of those gains over the last 24 hours. It’s currently down 2.97% for the day.
- Coinbase (640+ new mentions in last 36 hrs)
Calls to #DeleteCoinbase spread online over the exchange’s recent acquisition of Neutrino, a crypto transaction tracker.
The controversy involves several Neutrino employees who used to be executives of the Hacking Team, an intelligence firm that sold spyware tools to government agencies and repressive regimes.
As crypto pundits discuss the ethics and optics of the Neutrino acquisition, various twitter users shared snapshots of their deleted Coinbase accounts.
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