The pseudo-Bitcoinsphere feels just as squishy-poo as the Romanian pseudo-blogosphere felt five years or so ago.
mircea_popescu Yup I got one too. Basically coindesk is about to go out of business I take it.
This had been a topic for years here on Trilema, back in the days I was writing in Romanian and mercilessly dominating that (very narrow) niche. Like so : Oriflame, Fidelizare.com, White Image. Pe scurt, spam. ; root eSolutions, Internet Spam Provider ; Internet. Spam. Noi. ; gsmtop.ro, acesti spamagii ordinari ; Claudiu Lupu, spam nesimtit pentru blogulmeu.info and the list could probably take up the whole endless page.
The public naming and shaming campaign I ran yielded all sorts of lulz, such as the usual assortment of threats, legal and otherwise, and an inquantifiable piles upon piles of butt. Hurt. And a bunch of immitators, of course, and perhaps an iota of improvement in the general atmosphere (not really, but allow me some space to dream).
And so... here we are again. A fresh new set of idiots is being all driven, willful to succeed, entirely clueless and so specifically male, at that cursed adolescent age when males should generally just be shot.