Sunday, May 22, 2022
Sunday, May 22, 2022

This Week on Crypto Twitter: Terra Conspiracy Theories Swirl as All Eyes Turn to Do Kwon – Decrypt

Illustration by Mitchell Preffer for Decrypt Crypto fans, fear not. The worst is over. After seven long weeks of declines, prices finally stopped falling. Though how long that will hold is anyone’s guess.  Over on Crypto Twitter this week, Terra CEO Do Kwon stood in the dock as conspiracy theories were hurled at him and the entities he acted under during Terra's historic collapse. Terraform Labs, the Luna Foundation Guard, and ultimately Kwon himself stand accused of fraud, unscrupulous profiteering, and tax evasion.  To get an idea of the scale of the damage, consider Binance’s once-stately LUNA investment. 2/ Binance received 15,000,000 LUNA (at peak worth $1.6 billion USD, now not much) as part of the original ($3m) invest. 560x return at peak. It still sits on the address we received at 👇. Never moved or sold. Address:https://t.co/6HwTu6CCuB — CZ 🔶 Binance (@cz_binance) May 16, 2022 Today the exchange’s total holdings are worth a little under $3,000.  This week, reports made the rounds that Kwon may have used his nonprofit organization, the LUNA Foundation Guard, to bail out whales by moving huge amounts of Bitcoin onto Binance and Gemini, and using it to purchase UST from them for close to…

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Rishabh Pant is lying? Twitter user says DC captain wrongly blaming teammates over DRS disaster

IPL 2022 Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant's maturity and inexperience was telling as he could not think on the go and it was one of the decisive factors in Saturday's loss vs MI   Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant is trending everywhere and it is not for a good reason. This isn't about his Gabba heroics or a quickfire fifty in IPL. He is, in fact, being called the biggest villian for DC in the game against Mumbai Indians which they lost by 5 wickets to get knocked out of the IPL 2022. Pant made some silly decision-making mistakes. He did not go for a DRS review when Tim David was very new to the crease. He dropped a catch too of the dangerous Dewald Brevis. Not to forget, he went for a disastrous DRS when the ball was pitching outside the leg stump. Overall, he did not have a great day in office in possibly DC's biggest game of the season and many fans believe it was entirely his fault.  But cricket is a team game and a team loses and wins together. Still, Pant's maturity and inexperience was telling as he could not think on the go and it…

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Big Blue View mailbag: Cap questions, Twitter invasion, Darius Slayton, more

The New York Giants are rolling through OTAs, and training camp will be here before you know it. Let’s open up the Big Blue View Mailbag and answer some questions. Eric Ravenell asks: I’ve heard the Giants 2023 salary cap situation looks really good, with the possibility of an increase in the NFL cap, its been mentioned the Giants may have upwards of $80 million, do you have any idea what it looks like? I’m an optimist, I see the Giants putting a better product on the field this year, just not sure of the outcome, I see another top 10 pick and with some money possibly available maybe filling in some positions and being much better in 2023. Your thoughts? Ed says: Eric, the cap situation in a year does look pretty good. Not $80 million good, but good nonetheless. Over The Cap estimates the Giants to have $54.007 million with a projected cap of $225 million. There are only four teams — Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers — projected to have more. A lot can change between now and then. If the Giants were to use a franchise tag on Daniel Jones that would…

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What do Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have in common? An unhealthy Twitter habit | John Naughton

Why do billionaires tweet? Is it because they no longer have to earn a living? Or because they’re bored? Or because they spend a lot of time in, er, the smallest room in the mansion? Elon Musk, for example, currently the world’s richest fruitcake, has said that “At least 50% of my tweets were made on a porcelain throne”, adding that “it gives me solace”. This revelation motivated the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to do some calculations, leading to the conclusion that more than 8,000 tweets over 12.5 years suggests that, on average, Musk “poops” twice a day. (I make it 1.75 a day, but that’s just quibbling.)So why does Musk tweet so much? One explanation is that he just can’t help himself. He has, after all, revealed that he has Asperger’s. “Look, I know I sometimes say or post strange things,” he said on Saturday Night Live, “but that’s just how my brain works”. Understood. It may also be a partial explanation of his business success, because his mastery of SpaceX and Tesla suggests not only high intelligence but also an ability to focus intensely on exceedingly complex problems without being distracted by other considerations.There are, however, darker interpretations…

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Twitter account chronicling Trump's Truth Social posts banned

Twitter has shut down an account that was devoted solely to posting Donald Trump’s “truths” from his newly created social media platform Truth Social. The Twitter account, which went by the handle @PresTrumpTS, was banned just days after it was created. The Huffington Post was first to report the ban. Archived tweets from the account show several posts authored by Trump for his platform, Truth Social, which was created as a right-wing alternative to Twitter after the then-president was permanently banned from the microblogging site. Trump was accused of inciting a mob that ransacked the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in order to disrupt Congress’ ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory. After his ban, Trump’s press releases were posted on Twitter by his aide, Liz Harrington, though she recently announced that she, too, would be leaving Twitter for Truth Social because “Twitter is a terrible website that is beyond fixing.” Trump created Truth Social as a right-wing alternative to Twitter.Truth Social Supporters of Trump have been energized by the prospect of Elon Musk acquiring Twitter. The Tesla CEO has said he intends to reinstate the former president’s account, though Trump has vowed to remain off Twitter even if…

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'I've only watched this 8679 times': Twitter reacts to Lightning's Game 2 win

SUNRISE — Lightning forward Ross Colton has a knack for scoring memorable goals in big moments.Such was the case Thursday night as Colton scored the game-winner with less than four seconds remaining to lift Tampa Bay to a 2-1 win and 2-0 series lead over Florida.Here’s how Twitter reacted to the game’s finish:I’ve only watched this 8679 times #GoBolts #3eTheThunder⚡️⚡️⚡️ https://t.co/KeKG0ezlh2— Greg “3LG” Wolf (@3rdLegGreg) May 20, 2022 Nearest defender was in Boca. #GoBolts https://t.co/9cdU2F2k4l— Paul Dellegatto⚡️FOX (@PaulFox13) May 20, 2022 Turn it up!!! pic.twitter.com/FaVuHRKoFJ— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) May 20, 2022 LIGHTNING WIN! ⚡️ #GoBolts— St. Pete/Clearwater (@VSPC) May 20, 2022 That was BEAUTIFUL. OUTSTANDING.GROUNDBREAKING.BREATHTAKING.CAPTIVATING.#GoBolts— Taylor Jennings (@TayVictoria8) May 20, 2022 See you Sunday Tampa Bay! 2-0! #GoBolts pic.twitter.com/9YuBabwRWe— For the Bay Clothing Co. (@FortheBaycc) May 20, 2022 Amazing finish!! Our Bolts are heading back to @CityofTampa up 2-0! #GoBolts https://t.co/qOaVFPlCf0— Jane Castor (@JaneCastor) May 20, 2022 6 down, 10 to go ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ https://t.co/1rE2XUTzWy— Micaiah Bruce ⚡🏴‍☠️ (@TheMicaiahBruce) May 20, 2022 #GoBolts tonight after blocking shots, training staff is very busy pic.twitter.com/R7Pu1hcEZd— Alex Micheletti (@AlexMicheletti) May 20, 2022 ROSS THE FREAKING BOSS SAVES THE DAY!!! #GOBOLTS pic.twitter.com/5W85tch6C3— ⚡️tayzilla🏒 (@TayZillaMane) May 20, 2022 Gas to get south: $55Tickets to Panthers…

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Elon Musk's Pursuit of Twitter Leads to Complicated Next Steps and Legal Questions – WSJ

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Twitter exec that laughed at Elon Musk + 'Asperger's' SPRINTS away | TweakTown

Twitter Leader Client Partner, Alex Martinez, has been busted on video (again) with some rather disgusting remarks about Elon Musk, his Aspberger's condition, and more. Check it out: This video is in the quick aftermath of Martinez busted talking smack about Elon Musk, where Project Veritas' James O'Keefe opens the video with "out for a jog on the streets of New York... with Twitter brass". O'Keefe: "Hi Alex... I'm James O'Keefe at Project Veritas" Martinez: "Oh my God". O'Keefe: "You are on hidden camera". Martinez: "Okay". O'Keefe: (continues speaking) "talking about Elon Musk". (Martinez laughs) Read more: Twitter exec: Elon Musk 'mentally handicapped', insults his Asperger's Read more: Twitter's Senior Engineer says Twitter staff are 'commie as f**k' O'Keefe: "Why is it funny?" Martinez: "Well, no. I'm just like, you're literally just trying to like, capture me in the middle of my own dinner?" O'Keefe: "Yes, quote you're special needs, you're literally special needs, I don't even take what you're saying seriously because you're special needs". (meanwhile, Martinez slowly takes a sip from his cocktail...) Martinez: "That's not true. That's not true". (video cuts back to where Martinez does indeed say those words)(video then cuts to Martinez + O'Keefe outside…

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Twitter Is Ready to Force Elon Musk to Honor $44 Billion Offer – Gizmodo

Twitter is tired of Musk mayhem.Illustration: Chris Delmas / AFP (Getty Images)You can almost hear the exasperated sigh at Twitter when you look at the havoc Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and possibly Twitter’s future owner, has wrought on both the social network and on the business over the last few days. Despite the drama, Twitter still wants to move forward with the $44 billion sale to Musk and seems to be prepared to force him to honor the merger agreement. CNN Business published a new look into Twitter’s line of thinking on Wednesday morning following yet another round of Musk mayhem. Twitter’s board issued a statement emphasizing the terms of the merger agreement, seemingly as much for Musk as for the public. “The Board and Mr. Musk agreed to a transaction at $54.20 per share. We believe this agreement is in the best interest of all shareholders. We intend to close the transaction and enforce the merger agreement,” the board said. As noted by CNN Business, the words “enforce the agreement” seem to imply that Twitter is ready to sue Musk to compel him to follow through on the sale. If Musk decides to walk away from the agreement,…

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More than 23% of Elon Musk's Twitter followers are spam or fake accounts, research groups say

Elon Musk's Twitter followers are likely 23% fake or spam accounts, two research groups says. Their analysis flagged users based on 17 warning signals that point to suspicious accounts. This comes as Musk disputes Twitter's estimates that fewer than 5% of its accounts are fake. Loading Something is loading. More than 23.42% of billionaire Elon Musk's 93 million followers on Twitter are likely fake or spam accounts, according to a joint audit by two research groups published Sunday.The two groups, SparkToro and Followerwonk, said their definitions of "fake" and "spam" accounts might not be the same as Twitter's. They said they used a system of 17 warning signals, based on an algorithm that ran through 35,000 fake Twitter accounts bought by SparkToro and 50,000 accounts the teams marked as non-spam.If one of Musk's followers was flagged for multiple spam signals, they graded it as low quality or fake, they said. When factoring in inactive users, which the researchers defined as accounts that haven't tweeted in 90 days, a total 70.23% of Musk's followers were unlikely to be "authentic" or "active users who see his tweets," they said.Fake accounts by the numbersAnalyzing all of Musk's nearly 100 million followers, they found that…

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