Hive.One Forced To Remove Ripple Accounts Section By XRP Supporters
The platform’s team confirmed that it endured plenty of criticism but declined to reveal the reason for the blame, and instead put out a statement, showing that this was the first time that they had encountered this kind of resistance. They suggested that they were not publishing the list but noted that this was for “the time being.”
CryptoInfluencers (now Hive.one) launched in December of last year and has been praised as being the most accurate platform when it comes to ranking influential figures in the cryptocurrency community. The platform has created its list based on social media presence.
As a matter of fact, the platform’s algorithm is singularly based on Twitter data, which remains the leading platform for cryptocurrency investors, traders, and influencers. It analyzes the accounts of the public figures that are prominent within the cryptocurrency community and then goes on to measure the engagement metrics within the community, based on how users interact and react to these influencers, as well.
For example, if an up-and-coming cryptocurrency analyst or influencer is steadily growing regarding likes/retweets; this data helps Hive.one create their list, and that particular analyst or influencer might be able to move up the list.
While the company did not publish the list, it went to Twitter to share some insights. The platform concluded that the most influential member of the Ripple community was none other than the CTO of Ripple, Joel Katz, according to their research.
We also mapped Ripple. However, while collecting feedback from this community we met with hostility and requests to be removed.
It’s the first time we encountered this, so we decided not to publish the list for the time being.
However, we’re going to share some insights:
— hive.one (prev. cryptoinfluencers.io) (@hivedotone) September 21, 2018
The influencer that is NOT a formal member of Ripple that was considered the most influential was Hodor7777, a blogger who is an XRP supporter that has around 40,000 followers. Next up, Tiffany Hayden is one of the most famous Ripple supporters and boasts about 70,000 followers, and many in the Ripple community considered her to be the obvious choice for the most influential advocate that was not directly part of the company.
Another insightful fact that the company shared was that it found that Joel Katz was actually more influential over the Ripple community than Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of ethereum, is, over the ethereum community.
An external, for-profit company wanted to take control of the sentiment and ranks of people within the $XRP community and some of us opted out. That’s what @hivedotone has labeled as “hostility.” #XRPCommunity #NotAPopularityContesthttps://t.co/Em2eaL7Wwr
— Tiffany Hayden ⚡️ (@haydentiff) September 24, 2018
While collective and constructive criticism can be beneficial in most cases, intense hostility towards a platform that merely provides information on one social media platform that is Twitter cannot be justified.
Noticeably, Hive.one explained through a series of tweets that “most XRP community members were friendly and helpful,” stating:
We didn’t want to perpetrate the idea that the community was hostile to us, when the hostility came only from one person.
— hive.one (prev. cryptoinfluencers.io) (@hivedotone) September 24, 2018