The Cointelegraph YouTube channel had a few of its wilder moments in 2020: from getting hit with the YouTube ban hammer to witnessing firsthand the antics of crypto’s most eccentric personalities. Listed here are a few of our favourite blooper moments from this 12 months — we hope you get pleasure from them greater than we did!
Bitcoin Halving Social gathering livestream YouTube strike
2020 has been a 12 months of firsts for a lot of: the primary 12 months of the brand new decade, an unprecedented international pandemic, and Cointelegraph’s first ever YouTube strike. And, actually, we’re nonetheless fairly puzzled by it. The strike got here within the remaining minutes of a seven hour digital livestream occasion hosted by Cointelegraph on Could eleventh to have a good time Bitcoin’s third halving. The stream featured trade specialists, high-profile buyers, and well-known personalities from all corners of the crypto sphere. Some notable moments:
Every thing was continuing as easily as could possibly be anticipated till the ultimate panel of the day: the Crypto Influencers. This panel featured quite a lot of outstanding crypto personalities together with Altcoin Day by day, Dangerous Crypto Podcast, Altcoin Buzz, Naomi Brockwell, Bitboy Crypto, Layah Heilpurn, and notably Chico Crypto.
After going reside, the panel instantly descended into chaos. Halfway by the host’s introduction, Crypto Chico started yelling on the different visitors, calling them shills and dropping a number of f-bombs. After ending his tirade, he disappeared from the panel and was by no means heard from once more — a minimum of not on any of our channels.
The panel resumed as finest it may, however 20 minutes later YouTube immediately and completely eliminated the livestream and the Cointelegraph YouTube channel its first ever strike. In keeping with the warning, the livestream was eliminated for violation of YouTube’s neighborhood pointers. The particular violation was for producing ‘dangerous or harmful content material’. Cointelegraph’s attraction to the strike was rejected and no additional clarification was acquired as to the precise cause behind the strike. As a result of antics of Crypto Chico and their proximity to the issuance of the strike, it’s attainable his habits might have performed a major position in YouTube’s resolution. However it’s unattainable to know for sure.
Watch the livestream highlights right here:
Cringe and Craig Wright
No 12 months is full with out a substantial dose of cringe worthy content material…and sadly Cointelegraph is not any exception.
The Cointelegraph YouTube channel had a powerful begin on this division with the publication of a video interview with Satoshi Nakamoto claimant Craig Wright. The video garnered over a thousand feedback, with many remarking on the awkward interplay between the host (me) and Craig Wright. Some of the appreciated feedback on the video got here from a small-time YouTuber named River:
This interview was awkward. There isn’t a contenting that. Because the host, I felt it fairly strongly through the recording. Nevertheless, the explanation for the awkwardness was not what most individuals appeared to assume. I don’t despise Craig Wright or really feel any animosity in direction of him regardless of his daring claims.
Actually, the interview was really carried out utilizing a well known approach known as mirroring. In an effort to pry extra info and particulars out of him, I typically paused after his solutions or repeated again to him his most up-to-date speaking level. The consequence was an interview that seemed to be cringey and probably even hostile, however was fairly efficient at revealing Wright’s character traits and exposing a number of of his bolder claims.
Watch the complete interview right here.
John McAfee poses along with his AK-47 for our former head of stories
John McAfee is notorious all over the world for his eccentric hobbies and bigger than life character. Within the crypto sphere, the American pc scientist is finest recognized for his a number of presidential candidacies, outrageous value predictions, and a guess (now nicknamed ‘The D*ckening’) to eat his personal genitalia on reside tv if Bitcoin fails to succeed in $500K by the tip of 2020. He has even managed to stay energetic on Twitter regardless of at the moment residing in a Spanish jail, the place he faces extradition to the US over tax evasion prices.
Cointelegraph is subsequently no stranger to protecting McAfee’s wild aspect. That’s why nobody on the video workforce was shocked when McAfee (upon request) brandished his AK-47 throughout a digital video interview with Cointelegraph’s former head of stories, Dylan Love. In the identical interview, he claimed he’s ‘99% sure’ of Satoshi Nakamoto’s id and in addition described how he traumatized a visiting journalist by faking a sport of Russian roulette. McAfee could also be getting older, however his tales by no means do.
Watch the complete interview right here.
Thanks, to you!
To spherical off the 12 months, the Cointelegraph video workforce wish to lengthen an enormous thanks to you, the viewers, for supporting the channel and watching our content material. In 2020, the Cointelegraph YouTube channel…
Revealed 140 videosHad almost 2 million distinctive viewsGained 30,000 new subscribersHad nearly 250,000 hours of watch time
From all of us on the Cointelegraph video workforce, we will’t wait to see what subsequent 12 months brings and we hope you’ll stick round to hitch us. As all the time, don’t overlook to love, subscribe, and hodl!