Ran Neuner, the CEO of Onchain Capital and founder of Crypto Banter, has expressed his concerns about the structure of XRP and Ripple. While Neuner appreciates Ripple’s fight against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), he believes there are moral and ethical issues surrounding Ripple and the treatment of XRP token holders. Neuner argues that Ripple, as a centralized company, sold tokens to benefit shareholders rather than token holders. He finds this morally and ethically problematic, especially since shareholders may eventually receive dividends.
Despite his concerns, Neuner maintains a strong presence on social media platforms, particularly Twitter. With over 720,200 followers, he uses Twitter as a platform to express his unfiltered opinions and rally the crypto community around various issues. Neuner is also the co-founder of Onchain Capital, a crypto investment fund and consulting service, as well as the host of a daily live broadcast on the Crypto Banter YouTube channel. Remarkably, he also manages to host a two-hour live Twitter Space session daily, all while juggling the responsibilities of being a father to four young children.
Neuner initially joined Twitter when he started hosting the world’s first televised crypto show, Crypto Trader, on CNBC. Although he didn’t have a formal growth strategy, Neuner’s follower count steadily increased due to his daily live broadcasts on YouTube and regular sessions on Twitter Spaces. He views Twitter as an ideal platform to share his opinions and engage with the crypto community.
The article also highlights Neuner’s encounters with other prominent figures in the crypto space. For instance, he criticizes FatMan Terra, an anonymous investigator, for spreading misinformation about influential people in the industry. Neuner believes that Terra’s actions during bear markets can cause significant harm and result in threats directed at him and others.
However, Neuner holds a more positive view of crypto scam investigator ZachXBT, despite their past conflicts. Neuner praises ZachXBT’s valuable service to the crypto community and acknowledges that they have worked through their differences in a mediation process.
Regarding his own content, Neuner primarily focuses on crypto-related topics on Twitter. He occasionally offers financial advice, informing followers to withdraw their funds from certain platforms. Additionally, he uses his platform to criticize companies or services that provide subpar experiences.
Neuner explains that he prefers to follow people with whom he disagrees because it exposes him to different perspectives and prevents his Twitter feed from becoming an echo chamber. He mentions Adam Cochran and Cory Klippsten as examples of individuals he disagrees with but still follows to understand different viewpoints. Nonetheless, he also follows accounts that provide insightful market commentary, such as Dylan LeClair and Will Clemente.
In terms of predictions, Neuner suggests that the era of raging bull markets may be over due to regulatory uncertainty. He believes that the next bull run will be less volatile and more sustained. Neuner advises keeping an eye on Solana, Aptos, Sui, and Ethereum as potential game-changers, leaning towards Sui over Aptos due to technical advancements. He concludes by stating that the blockchain industry eagerly awaits the mass adoption of a “killer” application that could propel a particular blockchain to unprecedented heights overnight.