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Man Presumed Dead After Climbing Mount Everest For Hidden Cryptocurrency Stunt

It was part of ASKFm’s cryptocurrency publicity stunt.

Nobelle Borines





A man may have lost his life for $50,000 worth of cryptocurrency. A group of people set off to bury a crypto-wallet containing 500,000 tokens somewhere in Mount Everest. One of the climbers never made it back down the mountain.

AskFM recently launched its own cryptocurrency dubbed ASKT and decided to promote the tokens through a daring publicity stunt. The Q&A online platform sent four mountain climbers to the top of Mount Everest to hide a ledger wallet filled with ASKT. Unfortunately, a Sherpa who accompanied the climbers has yet to come down from the risky climb.

AskFM sent four climbers to Mount Everest to hide $50,000 worth of cryptocurrency.

Lam Babu and another unidentified Sherpa accompanied the four climbers in the mission to bury the ASKT nano ledger in Mount Everest’s summit. Although the group initially appeared enthusiastic about their climb, the situation had evidently changed once they reached the top.

The four climbers, dubbed "crypto enthusiasts", admitted that they struggled as they came down from Mount Everest.

One of the climbers revealed that Lam Babu was already struggling during their descent.

“At the top of Everest the weather was very bad, and then we were coming down. We were going down to Camp 4, which is at about 7900 m, and one Sherpa was dying. That’s all we know. He was behind us, so we don’t know what happened to him. We were going fast and the Sherpa wasn’t coming with us. He was coming behind so we didn’t see him.”

One climber admitted that "the weather is not very good" as he showed off AskFM's nano ledgers.

Although AskFM had initially been quiet about the tragedy in Mount Everest, the company has released a statement about Lam Babu’s fate.

“Since these events transpired, it has since been confirmed by Nepalese authorities and Seven Summit Treks that Sherpa Lam Babu is missing and presumed dead after search and rescue efforts yielded no results.”

AskFM intended to use the publicity stunt to show the world that the company is not afraid to take major risks. In addition to that, the mission was a play at the cryptocurrency meme “to the moon” that suggests the token’s value will skyrocket in the future.

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Chinese “Spider-Man” Scales Building To Save Toddler Hanging From 4th Floor Window

It seems that every ethnicity has a version of Peter Parker.

Vincent Alocada



Less than a month after a Malian immigrant in France who saved a boy dangling from the fourth-floor balcony won the hearts of people around the world, a Chinese version of the real-life heart-stopping scene has also gained a retired Chinese soldier some attention and admiration. Just like the Malian Mamoudou Gassama, Zhang Xin scaled several stories of an apartment building to save a child as well.

Using his bare hands, Zhang climbed five floors of an apartment building to save a two-year-old boy stuck and hanging between window bars as he holds on for dear life. As seen on the video shared on Chinese websites, Xin scaled one floor after another in order to save the boy, who had been jammed at his torso.

As a former soldier, Zhang Xin knew he has what it takes to save the boy dangling from the fourth floor window.

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Man’s Life In Jeopardy After Getting Bitten By Snake He Already Decapitated

Snakes are still treacherous – even in death!

Vincent Alocada



A Texas man has proven that snakes cannot be trusted indeed. While he thought that he has already killed the venomous animal after cutting its head off, he was caught off guard after its decapitated head bit his hand.

There is no denying that snakes are reputed for being treacherous. In fact, many compare the animal to people who betray them after showing kindness.

Milo Sutcliffe has learned one important lesson about snakes.

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Bangladesh Sewer Cleaners Only Get $8 A Day For Doing The Risky Job

And you think that your job sucks?

Coco Dollanganger



Not everyone is fortunate enough to live a good life. Sometimes, when there are no other choices, people will do anything just to put food on the table even if their jobs are very risky. This happens every day to people around the world including the Bangladeshis.

The sewage cleaners in Bangladesh don't mind dipping into the dirty tunnels around the city just to make the people's lives easier. Without them, the city will be flooded because of its poor drainage system. However, the sewer cleaners appear to have been paid extremely low with only up to $8 USD a day for doing such hazardous job.

Sewage cleaners do their jobs without any safety gears or equipment

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