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April greater fools: Apes pile into ‘joke’ hat voucher Unisock clone

Hat voucher tokens are now going for as much as $3,700 in a joke sale that got out of hand What started as a joke to celebrate April Fools Day has become yet another sign of a frothy, overeager market as a bonding contract designed to sell baseball cap vouchers sold 468 hats in just a few hours, raising over $100,000 and bumping the price per hat to $3700. Solana-based decentralized finance, or DeFi, platform Mango Markets announced the sale on Twitter this morning with the caption “ICO ALERT!”, a twist on the Initial Coin Offerings of yore. According to…

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Indian crypto users suspect Flipkart’s Bitcoin announcement is an April Fools joke

True or not, the timing of the announcement is suspect given many companies' apparent fondness of pranking customers on April 1. Flipkart, India's largest e-commerce company by sales, has said it will be accepting Bitcoin payments in what many suspect is an April Fools’ Day prank. In an announcement on Twitter today at 11:30 PM India Standard Time, Flipkart said it would be accepting Bitcoin (BTC) “as a convenient mode of payment” for its online marketplace. However, many users have refused to accept the e-commerce company’s seemingly pro-crypto stance given the timing — at the time of publication, it is…

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