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Telegram to Award Devs $400K in TON Blockchain Smart Contracts Contest

Global messaging app Telegram announced a coding competition for building smart contracts for the Telegram Open Network (TON) Blockchain.5 types of smart contractsThe contest includes three parts with a prize fund for all included tasks ranging from $200,000 to $400,000, according to an announcement posted on the Telegram Contests

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Grammy Award Winner Akon Praises Bitcoin, Bashes the Dollar

The American-Senegalese R&B singer, songwriter, and producer, Akon seems to be bullish on Bitcoin(BTC)trade. The Grammy award winner endorsed Bitcoin and prioritized it over fiat currencies such as the U.S. dollar during a radio interview.Favoring the concept of decentralization and cryptocurrency, Akon further said that fiat currency is the biggest

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Turing Award Winner and MIT Cryptographer, Dr. Silvio Micali, Publicly Opens TestNet at VC-backed Algorand Blockchain

open-source software and blockchain technology company Algorand has opened it’s TestNet to the public at large. Backed by an initial $66 million in invested capital from a distributed group of global investors, the Algorand protocol was designed by MIT professor, cryptography pioneer, and winner of the prestigious Turing Award, Silvio

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South Africa’s Central Bank Wins Award for its Ethereum Payments Blockchain

Central Banking, a global central banking forum, has bestowed its FinTech & RegTech Award for Best Distributed Ledger Initiative to South Africa’s central bank for its successful Project Khokha, which successfully used an Ethereum blockchain platform to process interbank payments and settlements. The test demonstrated that distributed ledger technology (DLT) can

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