Following a glitch-like teaser earlier today, Notcoin confirmed that it will end the "mining phase" of the game on April 1. But the "glitch" has created more questions than it's answered: Will April 1 be the day of the airdrop that Notcoin players have been waiting for? Or is this the Notcoin team building up for an April Fools' joke on their vast, 30 million-strong player base?

Notcoin is a viral clicker game that’s had millions of Telegram users tapping a graphic of a coin on their phone screen in order to earn in-game currency. Initially, it wasn’t clear whether the in-game coins would ever be exchangeable for a real cryptocurrency—but the team recently confirmed that an airdrop is indeed on the way via The Open Network (TON).

Players who logged into the Notcoin game on Monday were greeted with a strange, glitch-like graphic that briefly said “7 days” before disappearing.

The team also shared a post in the Notcoin community channel with a clip from "Avengers Endgame" (revisiting a moment from "Guardians of the Galaxy") and a note saying “The mining phase ends on April 1.” The post continues on to thank members of the Notcoin community, in the game’s typically cryptic Notcoin fashion, for being a part of the ride so far.


"The team built the app, but it is you who’ve seen something," the message reads. "Something that is not fit to what one might expect. Absurd, but makes sense. That’s you who got it. That’s all you guys. Me and all the contributors are thankful for every single day and night building it for you, with you."

While none of the messaging has given clarity around when the token will launch, a Notcoin representative confirmed to Decrypt’s GG that the airdrop will occur within the next two weeks. And although the mining phase is coming to an end, the game isn’t finished. More information will be released about the next phase of Notcoin once the mining phase ends.

Edited by Andrew Hayward


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