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The Sandbox Sells 3400 Ether Worth of Virtual Land in Five Hours

[ad_1] The Sandbox (TSB), a mobile creation game on Ethereum, announced on April 1 that its third presale of virtual land had generated 3,400 Ether ($450,000) in sales.The March 31 presale sold 12,384 pieces of LAND — virtual spaces in the game — in just five hours. That equates to approximately 10% of the total 166,464 pieces in the game, with most of it snapped up in the first thirty
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New York Judge Says Telegram Can’t Distribute Grams Outside U.S. Either

[ad_1] A New York judge has ruled that the injunction barring Telegram from issuing its Gram tokens extends to all entities in the United State and overseas.On April 1, U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel, responded to the encrypted messaging firm’s request for clarification as to the scope of the court’s March 24 preliminary injunction. He denied Telegram’s move to distribute tokens to the non-US-based participants of its 2018 initial
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Crypto Community Embraces April Fools Day Pranks

[ad_1] While much of the mainstream media decided against running pranks this year due to the seriousness of the coronavirus crisis — the crypto community decided to have some fun anyway.One of the earliest, and funniest, was CoinMarketCap listing ‘Toilet Paper Token’ as the number one cryptocurrency above Bitcoin — the circulating supply, naturally, was ‘out of stock’.Satoshi predicted the COVID-19 outbreakCryptoPotato broke the news that Satoshi Nakamoto predicted the
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Free Crypto: Best Bitcoin Faucets in April 2020

[ad_1] Bitcoin Faucets are cryptocurrency payment systems, which involve a website or an app that rewards users for interacting with the advertisements they run with fractions of free Bitcoins. Depending on the faucet site they choose, users are able to claim coins on various tasks, such as staying on a webpage for a specific period, watching a video, completing a captcha, playing games, rolling dices, or just clicking on certain
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CoinTracker Passes 100K Users, Announces Six New Partners

[ad_1] Cryptocurrency portfolio tracker and tax calculator CoinTracker has surpassed 100,000 users and has signed up six new partners.The site, which is used by many traders to comply with tax reporting obligations,  announced the news in a blog post published on April 1.In the past month CoinTracker has partnered with six new organizations: Casa, Compound, Crypto.com, ErisX, IDEX, and Lolli, in addition to existing agreements with Coinbase and Turbotax.CoinTracker and
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Global Cybersecurity League Formed to Fight Hospital Ransomware

[ad_1] A crack team of cybersecurity experts in 65 countries has come together to combat ransomware attacks on hospitals during the coronavirus crisis.Calling themselves the COVID-19 CTI League the community of experts aims to protect the technological infrastructure of front-line medical resources from cyberattacks.Hospitals around the world have seen a big increase in cyberattacks over the past year, in which critical IT systems are encrypted with malware. Gangs demand a
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Coronavirus Fuels P2P Connectivity: Crypto-Driven Meshnet Gives Rural Towns Internet

[ad_1] While the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the economy across the U.S., a number of the 1,737 residents from Clatskanie, Oregon can’t obtain an internet service provider (ISP). The situation has motivated the town to adopt a decentralized meshnet ISP called Althea and the network’s users are paid in cryptocurrency for relaying. Also read: Film Reels and Steel: Github Plans to Archive Bitcoin Code for 1,000 Years Oregon Residents Connect
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Crypto to the Rescue After Khan Academy’s COVID-19 Traffic Surge

[ad_1] The founder of education platform Khan Academy has put out an urgent call for donations following a 250% surge in users due to the coronavirus crisis.CEO Sal Khan asked users to donate fiat — or they can donate Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) via their Brave browsers — to help the platform stay open during the pandemic.Khan said the surge was due to record numbers of students forced to stay
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Brave Browser Gains 1M New Users in a Single Month

[ad_1] Open-source internet browser, Brave, tallied more than one million new users in March alone, a tweet from Brave’s head of marketing, Des Martin, detailed on April 1. Isolation has increased web trafficWith much of the world limiting their exposure to the coronavirus through self-imposed quarantine, web usership has undoubtedly increased.As a result, various internet-based services have hosted significantly greater demand for activities such as web browsing, gaming, and shopping, a
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BTC Wasn’t Always ‘Digital Gold’

[ad_1] Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin was involved in a spat with a Bitcoin developer on Twitter yesterday, when he suggested BTC was originally designed to be P2P cash, not digital gold.Replying to Blockstream employee Zack Voell who claimed that Bitcoin was, is, and always shall be digital gold, Buterin pointed out the narrative had changed since 2011:“I joined Bitcoin land in 2011 and back then I remember a clear vibe