No, the Twitter Hack Wasn’t About Bitcoin


The motivations and implications of a Twitter hack that had everyone from Coinbase to Kanye shilling a scam for bitcoin. 

Expert commentary provided by Dr. Tom Robinson, chief scientist and co-founder of Elliptic

Wednesday, at around 2:15 p.m. EDT, prominent Crypto Twitter accounts started sharing a similar message about a bitcoin giveaway. A couple of hours later, Elon Musk and Bill Gates were saying they were feeling generous and wanting to give bitcoin away. A couple more hours and every verified blue check mark account on Twitter was taken down.  It’s the great Twitter hack of 2020.

It was an attack with massive implications, if not much monetary gain. 

On this episode NLW breaks down:


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