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Twitter Starts Rolling Out Circle Feature to More Users 🌍
Twitter, which started testing a new feature called ‘Circle’ earlier this month with a limited group, has started rolling out the feature to more users globally.
The new feature introduced by Twitter allows users to choose up to 150 people to send out tweets to a specific group without letting the whole of Twitter see those tweets.
The feature works similarly to Instagram’s Close Friends feature, allowing users to share their content with a pre-defined set of users.
After testing the feature for nearly a month, the micro-blogging platform has decided to roll it out to more users globally.
If you are one of the chosen ones, you will see a pop-up when you open Twitter on your mobile phone or the web.
When you start composing a tweet, you will see a dropdown menu at the top that says ‘Everyone’ or ‘Twitter Circle.’
From here, you can select ‘Twitter Circle’ to share your tweet with a selected group of audience, or you can click on ‘Edit’ to add or remove users from your Circle.
SpaceX 🚀 to Soon Accept Dogecoin For Merchandise, Says Musk
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the company, like Tesla, would soon start accepting the famous meme-coin Doge for merchandise, resulting in a significant increase in the cryptocurrency’s value.
Musk, who had earlier tweeted that Tesla merchandise can be bought using Dogecoin, has now said that SpaceX would follow suit in the near future.
“Tesla merch can be bought with Doge, soon SpaceX merch too,” said Musk in a tweet.
Musk, who has been a vocal supporter of some cryptocurrencies, has previously said he owns Bitcoin, Ethereum, and DOGE.
He has also had a positive impact on the prices of Dogecoin several times. Following his tweet that SpaceX will accept DOGE for merchandise, the price of the meme cryptocurrency surged nearly by 8% in a matter of hours.
Currently, SpaceX only accepts credit card payments for its merchandise, and the company is yet to announce an exact date of when it will start accepting Dogecoin for the merchandise.
Bitcoin Network Difficulty Falls by More Than 4% 🔽
Bitcoin’s mining difficulty has fallen by nearly 4.33% during a May 25 adjustment, making it easier to mine a bitcoin over the next two weeks.
Just two weeks after gaining its all-time high (ATH), Bitcoin’s difficulty adjustment algorithm (DAA) recorded a drop of 4.33% — falling from 31.251 trillion to 29.897 trillion on May 25, according to data published by BTC.com.
Over the past ten months, Bitcoin’s network difficulty regularly witnessed new all-time highs as it recovered from a massive drop of 45.4% — from 25.046 trillion on May 29, 2021, to 13.673 trillion on July 22, 2021.
Ever since then, Bitcoin’s network difficulty has seen a massive growth of 128.56% as it surged to its all-time high.
Higher network difficulty requires higher computational power to validate and confirm transactions over the bitcoin blockchain.
However, despite this momentary fall of over 4%, the bitcoin network is still guarded by the most secure blockchain network in the crypto ecosystem.
Food Tech Startup Joywell Foods Raises $25 Million in Series B 💰
Joywell Foods, a U.S.-based food technology & consumer goods company, has raised $25 million in its Series B funding round.
The funding was led by Piva Capital along with participation from new investors B37 Ventures and Global Brain Corporation. Existing investors Khosla Ventures, Evolv Ventures, SOSV’s IndieBio, and Alumni Ventures also participated in the round.
As a part of the investment, Piva Partner and Co-Founder Adzmel Adznan will join Joywell’s board.
Founded in 2014, Joywell Foods is a food tech company focused on building new and exciting foods around the best tasting and healthiest sweeteners in the world.
The company is developing food and drinks made with plant-based sweet proteins derived from incredible fruits and berries found in nature.
Joywell offers a better tasting and healthier alternative for the modern-day sweet tooth, presenting a category-defining brand opportunity to change the role of sugar in the favorite foods of consumers.
The company is planning to use the fresh capital to continue to accelerate R&D and scale up for commercialization across its entire sweet protein platform.
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