As Bitcoin and Ethereum manage to break into the mainstream market, the struggle still exists. The hard creme brulee top is a little hard to crack and when it does, the warm oozy goodness will flow out and that it the greatness we have all been waiting to eat.
But by the time everyone keeps cracking the shell, donuts have been trying to do something too. Brian Armstrong, the Airbnb software developer turned Coinbase founder and diehard decentralist has something rather yummy up his sleeve. This is the reason why Coinbase that has long been a crypto darling is still the crypto darling!
In a recent tweet, a presumed employee of Coinbase, used his/her device to use Bitcoin Cash to purchase a glazed donut.
— Brian Armstrong (@brian_armstrong) January 26, 2019
The example transaction demonstrated in that video was completed in a mere 15 seconds, to brag about the transaction speed. And though it was doing a good job, with Brain saying that they are “doing more user testing to improve usability,” some seemed to be enraged by the entire thing.
Well, people said that database transaction has long existed and there’s no point in getting everyone on board by such simple tactics. Some went on to claim that the efforts are futile and the company could experience qualms by these simple-minded tricks. Who are they even trying to fool here?
Some of the lot went on to bash the video saying it was doctored to speed up the process. If they truly wanted to speed up the transaction speed then they shouldn’t have edited the video and used Lightning instead.
Obvious edit is obvious. You made it look like the transaction was received faster. If you wanted speed without video editing, try Lightning ⚡️
— DJ Booth (@djbooth007) January 26, 2019
While this was rebutted by a skeptic, who analyzed the video frame-by-frame to reveal that the seeming ‘cut’ was just bad videography, Coinbase was still bashed.