26 April

“Once the deal is completed, Twitter will become a privately held company.

Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.

I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans.”

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If passed, tomorrow’s city council vote would see the city of Fort Worth begin mining Bitcoin as part of a six-month pilot program.

In 2021, the Texas legislature voted to approve the Virtual Currencies Bill to update the state’s Uniform Commercial Code to define “virtual currencies” and how to establish control over them. Texas lawmakers also approved a law to create a 16-member blockchain working group to “develop a master plan” for crypto in the state.

Bitcoin is aligned with American values and will strengthen the dollar.”

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“Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Instagram account and Discord server were both hacked on Monday, with an unofficial “mint” link being sent out to followers. The wallets of those who clicked the link have now been compromised, with a series of Bored Apes and Mutant Apes being transferred to new wallets by the hackers.

At the time of writing, it is estimated that around 24 Bored Apes and 30 Mutant Apes have been stolen. The value of the 54 NFTs calculated by floor price is $13.7 million.”

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The European Union has agreed to new laws to curb targeted online ads, remove illegal content and impose supervision and sanctions on the largest internet platforms. Lawmakers, governments and the European Commission finalized provisions for the Digital Services Act (DSA), one of a range of laws intended to bring big tech companies like Apple (AAPL) and Meta (FB) to heel.

The DSA aims to restrict the ability of social networks, app stores and content-sharing platforms to target ads. It also requires sites to take down illegal content. The proposals also limits targeting ads at children and those based on sensitive data such as race or sexuality.

The DSA could become a constitution for the internet, curbing hate, polarization and disinformation.”