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February 14, 2022, 10:05 AM

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Lucy Harley-Mckeown / The Block:
Coinbase, FTX, eToro, and other apps surge in popularity after multiple crypto Super Bowl ads; Coinbase rose from 186th to 2nd on US App Store after QR code ad  —  Crypto apps shot up App Store download charts in the US on Monday morning, after a Super Bowl studded with digital assets advertising.
Tom Mitchelhill / Cointelegraph:
Ethereum L2 scaling project Optimism fixes bug that left it open to unlimited ETH token creation in its accounts; $2M+ bounty given to Jay Freeman of Cydia fame  —  Ethereum scaling startup Optimism disclosed a “critical bug” fix in the project's Geth fork that would have allowed malicious hackers to create infinite ETH
Billy Perrigo / TIME:
Interviews and documents reveal traumatic working conditions at a Facebook content moderation facility in Nigeria, run by Sama, with pay as low as $1.50/hour  —  This story is based on interviews with more than a dozen current and former Sama employees, as well as hundreds of pages …
BBC:
UK's HMRC tax authority seizes three NFTs in a £1.4M fraud case involving 250 alleged fake companies, the first UK law enforcement agency to seize an NFT  —  The UK tax authority has seized three Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) as part of a probe into a suspected a VAT fraud involving 250 alleged fake companies.
Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
Newly unsealed court documents show IBM executives disparaged older employees as “dinobabies” and discussed phasing them out to make room for millennials  —  Documents released in an age-discrimination case appear to show high-level discussion about paring the ranks of older employees.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
London-based Tripledot, which makes a Solitaire app, Woodoku, and other casual mobile games, raises a $116M Series B led by 20VC at a $1.4B valuation  —  Casual mobile games have reached a fever pitch of interest with consumers, and so too with investors, who are rushing to back the biggest …

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