Category: COVID-

Covid and Chill? Bitcoin Used to Buy Weed & Video Games Amid Lockdown
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Covid and Chill? Bitcoin Used to Buy Weed & Video Games Amid Lockdown

E-commerce stores saw a 50% increase in bitcoin-based purchases of cannabis and video games during the pandemic lockdown. Coronavirus has revealed people’s priorities, as general digital product sales take a fall. Bitcoin, stoners and gamers–the holy trinity of overlapping essentials amid this lockdown? Stoners and gamers have turned to Bitcoin during the coronavirus lockdown, as…

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As COVID-19 dries up funding, only drought-resistant cannabis startups will survive
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As COVID-19 dries up funding, only drought-resistant cannabis startups will survive

The COVID-19 crisis is creating an untold amount of uncertainty through every business sector, but for cannabis startups, it’s exacerbating a critical market that was already in decline. TechCrunch spoke to Schwazze CEO Justin Dye following his company’s recent rebrand. He joined the company when it was Colorado’s Medicine Man Technologies (MMT) in late 2019…

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WHO Against Covid ‘Immunity Passports’, Ex-Patients Could Be Reinfected

BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization is cautioning against the idea of “immunity passports.” It says there is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from Covid-19 and have antibodies are protected against a second infection. The concept of “immunity passports” or “risk-free certificates” has been floated as a way of allowing people…

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Covid-19 forced Airbnb to rethink its product offerings; here’s some of what it came up with

The coronavirus has decimated the travel industry, and Airbnb, the home rental company that appeared unstoppable not so long ago, has not been spared. While the headlines have focused on the measures it’s taking to stockpile cash to offset its losses, behind the scenes, the nearly 12-year-old company has been busily redesigning its products. These…

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L.A. COVID-19 antibody study adds further support for a higher-than-suspected infection rate
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L.A. COVID-19 antibody study adds further support for a higher-than-suspected infection rate

A new study conducted by the University of Southern California along with the LA County Department of Public Health indicates the presence of antibodies for COVID-19 in between 2.8 and 5.6% of the population of LA County, suggesting that between 221,000 and 442,000 individuals had the infection — up to 55 times more people than…

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