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Urbit Foundation's Josh Lehman gives a farewell address at Urbit's Assembly conference in Miami, FL in September 2022. (Daniel Kuhn/CoinDesk)
An Urbit Airdrop Highlights Promises and Problems of Permissionless Development
The offbeat and controversial computing platform goes through growing pains as it seeks wider adoption through crypto.
Urbit Foundation's Josh Lehman gives a farewell address at Urbit's Assembly conference in Miami, FL in September 2022. (Daniel Kuhn/CoinDesk)

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South Korea Plans to Tax Crypto Airdrop Recipients: Report
The government said crypto airdrops count as gifts under tax legislation.
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Hop Protocol Airdrops Over 20M Governance Tokens
The Hop Protocol airdrop is currently worth around $3.5 million with 37% of users claiming their tokens.
Hop airdrop distributed (Chris Briggs/Unsplash)

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Optimism's OP Token Plummets After Botched Airdrop
A controversial Optimism governance proposal is pushing for some wallets that sold the airdrop to be banned from future airdrops.
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Optimism Tokens Claimed by Some Users Ahead of Official Airdrop Announcement
The Ethereum scaling system’s long-awaited airdrop is expected to go live on Tuesday, but some users were able to jump in early.
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Juno Blockchain Community Officially Votes to Revoke Whale’s Tokens
Takumi Asano says he may pursue legal action against the Cosmos-based chain’s validators unless the confiscated funds are returned to his investors.
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Ethereum Rollup Optimism Launches DAO, Announces Long-Awaited Airdrop
Crypto Twitter has lit up with users excited to learn they will be eligible to claim Optimism’s OP tokens in an upcoming “season of airdrops.”
A C-17 Globemaster ejects a supply load of pallets during Operation Koranai Permakhtag

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Multiple Indian Official Twitter Accounts Hacked, NFT Content Posted
Accounts of a high-profile state chief minister, political parties and government institutions were compromised.
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Bored Ape Yacht Club’s ApeCoin Surges 90% on Second Day of Trading
ApeCoin rebounded to over $15 after lows of $6.48 on its first day of trading.
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APE Token Tied to Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs Sinks 80% in Opening Hours
The ApeCoin token airdropped to Bored Ape NFT owners is off to a rough start, falling from $39.40 to as low as $6.48.
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