Over the past few months, the ‘Craig is Satoshi’ argument gained considerable momentum after a large number of prominent crypto-personalities joined the debate. Arguably, community sentiment has always been against Craig Wright and his “I am Satoshi” claim, with Calvin Ayre being the only strong supporter of Wright. Calvin Ayre has time and again proven his loyalty to Wright and the Bitcoin SV camp, via Twitter.
Though many prominent crypto-proponents, including Roger Ver and Binance’s CZ, had previously criticized Bitcoin SV, Wright and Calvin Ayre, Ripple’s David Schwartz had stayed away from the conversation. He broke his silence recently after Schwartz commented on one of Calvin Ayre’s tweets about the ongoing controversy.
On May 3, Craig Wright was served a legal notice by the a US District Court of the Southern District of Florida, which demanded that he provide ownership evidence of Bitcoin addresses which are over six years old. The court document said,
“In essence, he does not argue undue burden, he argues impossibility. The argument that Dr. Wright is incapable of providing an accurate listing of his current or historical bitcoin holdings was never presented in any of the prior hearings before this Court, when the Court was crafting the scope of discovery.”
As usual, Calvin Ayre was one of the few people who decided to side with Craig Wright and found himself on the wrong side of Ripple’s CTO. Commenting on the court order and its contents, Ayre tweeted,
Replying to this tweet, David Schwartz criticized how Ayre was allegedly twisting words in his favor. He tweeted,
“Are you for real? People who believe you don’t usually demand you submit evidence to back up your claims over your strenuous objections. This judge is clearly almost out of patience with someone who has used up any good will he might have had.”
The tone of his reply seemed a little offensive to some Twitter users. However, many came out in his support. A user, @_nmesis, commented,
“lmao I was thinking the same thing, like how on Earth does Calvin come to this conclusion? This is peak delusions of grandeur 😂”
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XRP TipBot comes back online after a tiny downtime; Nothing to be worried about, says Wietse Wind
XRP TipBot’s website and the corresponding application suffered a downtime on June 23, 2019 for a few hours, during which the application wasn’t showing the balance of users. The website and the API for TipBot instead, displayed a “500 Internal Error.”
A Twitter user, @BlueNETGaming, tweeted Wietse Wind, inquiring the same. Wind confirmed that it was just an “infrastructure blip,” and that there was nothing to be worried about.
Oops! Sorry! Infrastructure blip. Really easy fix but I enjoyed an offline afternoon with my girls 😇 So I only found out after some time, when I checked my phone. Monitoring, messages, calls 😇 Social media tips went through during the downtime. Sorry! 😆
— Wietse Wind (@WietseWind) June 23, 2019
XRP TipBot is probably the first and most widely accepted use-case of XRP. It leverages the transaction settling time of XRP Ledger to make tipping easy among peers on Twitter, Reddit, and other platforms, and this was the brainchild of developer Wietse Wind.
After TipBot, a lot of other cryptocurrencies have tried to mimic this idea of facilitating tipping; an example being Bitcoin’s, Tippin.Me which leveraged Lightning Network for tipping users. Although successful, it isn’t as popular as Wind’s TipBot.
The reason behind the same is that XRP Ledger allows transaction settlement in under 5 seconds, which makes tipping fast and efficient, unlike Bitcoin’s transactions which take a few minutes for transactions to be confirmed.
This is same reason why XRP is being used as a liquidity provider for cross-border payments in Ripple’s proprietary product, xRapid.
XRP community is a tightly-knit community with people who are very bullish about XRP’s success. There are equally talented developers in the community who are developing apps that help create more use-cases for XRP.
SchlaubiDev is one such developer known for developing plugins for Gmail and Microsoft Office, plugins that allow a user to send XRP over e-mails.
Ripple has identified Wind and his team’s talent and inducted them into Xpring, which finances them to help develop more community-based apps for increasing XRP use-cases.
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