Friday, January 21, 2022

"Ozzy Osbourne’s NFT project shared a scam link, and followers lost thousands of dollars"

Verge:

The launch ... received coverage in outlets like Billboard, Rolling Stone, NME, Hypebeast, and Business Insider, among others.

But just two days after the tokens were minted

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“Although we feel very sorry for the people that have fallen prey to these scams, we cannot take responsibility for the actions of scammers exploiting Discord

Meanwhile:

the total market cap of the cryptocurrency industry fell 11% to $1.9 trillion as of Friday afternoon during U.S. trading hours, down from an all-time high of $3.1 trillion in November.

Most major cryptocurrencies suffered double-digit losses 

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Dogecoin (DOGE) is now nearly 80% down from its all-time high last May, despite a recent tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk that temporarily sent DOGE up as much as 33%.

New Rodan, Queen Muto, and Balrog figures available for preorder

All available for preorder, with Rodan being a pittance compared to the Muto and Balrog.

Today's funny posts




"every single company [marketed through the Robinhood IPO Access program] comes out incredibly strong or has a spike early on, and then it slowly dies"

A look at Robinhood's marketing emails:

this effort gave people a ticket to a process with specific mechanics that made it much more likely to result in a quick rush followed by intense pain. Sending an email to millions of users with no additional analysis or context is probably correct from a regulatory perspective (it’s not a recommendation), but it is a nudge to buy. This is another situation where the SEC should’ve looked a bit deeper at how things were done.

Coin-operated haunted house; Soccer pitch inside a castle; Adorable chimera




(Photo gallery.)