Toncoin, the cryptocurrency based on Telegram’s abandoned blockchain project, can now be sent directly from chats within the messaging app (via Protocol). TON (The Open Network) announced on Twitter that Telegram now supports Toncoin transactions with no fees.
TON included a brief video demonstrating how cryptocurrency transactions work on the platform. To begin, add Telegram’s Wallet bot to your attachment menu, which will allow you to “purchase cryptocurrency by bank card, exchange, and transfer to other wallets.”
When you’re ready to send crypto, open the Wallet from your attachment menu while in a chat, enter the amount of Toncoin to send, confirm all the details, and then hit “Send.” Toncoin will be delivered to your recipient via chat.
Following pressure from the Securities and Exchange Commission, Telegram shut down its own cryptocurrency operation in 2020. (SEC). The project, formerly known as the Telegram Open Network (TON), was founded in 2018 by Telegram CEO Pavel Durov and his brother Nikolai. After failing to register the $1.7 billion in sales collected as part of its pre-Initial Coin Offering (ICO), the SEC ordered Telegram to halt sales of Gram, the token linked to the TON blockchain, a year later.
Even after Telegram abandoned the TON project, a group of developers renamed it The Open Network and rebranded Gram as Toncoin. Last December, Durov stated his support for the project, saying, “I’m proud that the technology we created is alive and evolving… TON is still years ahead of everything else in the blockchain realm.” The TON Foundation raised $1 billion in donations earlier this month.
source – Verge
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WhatsApp to Bring Email Login Feature for Account Safety
WhatsApp always keeps working on new features to improve its app for better usage. The latest version of WhatsApp beta lets you use your email to keep your account safe. It will help you to recover your account if anything goes wrong
WhatsApp Email Login Feature
Now, if you use WhatsApp beta on your iPhone you can now link your email to your WhatsApp account. This step makes sure that you can recover your account easily. The new feature showed up in the iOS beta version 220.127.116.11 and for Android, it came with this beta version 18.104.22.168 update. It will also use your current login method, that’s your phone number but now you can also use email.
How to Link Your Email on WhatsApp
- Open the WhatsApp beta on your iPhone or Android.
- Go into the settings and find where to add your email.
- Add your email and follow the steps to verify it.
If you don’t want to add your email to WhatsApp, you can do that without any problem. WhatsApp will still work with just your phone number. The email is just an extra way to make sure you can always get into your WhatsApp, even if your phone is lost or stolen.
This additional email option will make sure that your account is safe. It is still being tested so normal users can use it right now. So it will come with a stable WhatsApp in-app update very soon. If you are interested in these types of new features you can join the beta program from the Google Play Store for Android and iOS its Test Flight.
Nothing Glyph Composer app receives a small update to fix bugs
Recently, new sound pack “Sampha” was added to the app. Now the composer app has got a new update 1.3.2. The What’s New section says,”Various bug fixes.”
However, I personally didn’t face any issues or bugs with the app on my Nothing Phone (1) and Phone (2). But still company tries to make its app better than before so that no user gets a bug while using it.
Spotify CEO Calls Out Apple and Google for Unfair Play in Music Streaming
Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek has spoken out against big tech companies like Apple and Google. He says they both control the music streaming market and also compete in it. This he feels is not fair.
Daniel Ek talked to the Financial Times about this. He said it’s like Apple and Google are the referees of a game but they are also playing in it. He thinks this is wrong and not good for other companies trying to compete.
He also said these big companies make their own rules. This can hurt other companies trying to do business. They also have a lot of control over how many people use the internet. Daniel Ek thinks this is too much power.
Because of all this, Daniel Ek is asking the UK government to make a new law. This law will make sure that if a company is in charge of a market it can’t also compete in that market. This law is called the Digital Markets Competition and Consumers Bill (DMCC). It is now being made.
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