This decision has raised concerns within the crypto community on Twitter, although many continue to read various meanings to the decision.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong recently launched a series of takedowns, deleting several of his old tweets on social media app Twitter. Simultaneously, trusted internet archive The WayBack Machine also removed all evidence of Armstrong’s tweets from its archive.
These moves have now raised concerns within the crypto community on Twitter, although many continue to read various meanings to the decision.
To that end, the community, led by pro-Bitcoin tweeter @Pledditor, has now launched a hunt to recover deleted tweets.
According to @Pledditor, the search will find links to Brian’s old tweets through alternative archiving services. And while those tweets will be between 2015 and 2018, the new archive will only focus on “tweets with verifiable archive links,” he says.
Why did Brian Armstrong delete old tweets?
Meanwhile, the reason for Armstrong’s decision to delete his old tweets remains unclear. However, some believe the decision could be the result of the ongoing regulatory review that Coinbase is currently facing. It is with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). And of which, Armstrong’s intentions may now be questionable.
More so, the tweets retrieved so far border on several topics. These topics range from ordinary daily updates on Coinbase to more controversial views on its future and crypto in general.
For example, in one of the tweets retrieved, Armstrong suggested a for-profit Bitcoin fork. At another point, he mentioned a 4% ETH pump after Coinbase listed it.
In the meantime, it should be noted that Armstrong is not alone in seeing crypto CEOs become unsure of some of their old social media views.
In November 2022, the digital asset information platform, The Tie, set up a list of all the tweets that former FTX chief Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) deleted.
More recently, it was also discovered that Justin Sun’s exchange, Poloniex, deleted several tweets relating to an “SEC-focused token” giveaway. This was after the crypto Twitter launched and raised concerns.
As of press time, the tech mogul has yet to publicly comment on the reasons for its removal. However, recovering his old tweets remains an ongoing project.
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