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First Mover: Bitcoin Hits $12K as Trump Orders Checks for Unemployed (Voters)

Bitcoin climbed above $12,000 early Monday, before dipping once more, as traders weighed U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to provide emergency aid amid new signs that the labor market recovery is stalling.  The oldest and largest cryptocurrency is up 63% on the year. You’re reading First Mover, CoinDesk’s daily markets newsletter. Assembled by the CoinDesk Markets Team, …

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Hackers defaced dozens of Reddit communities with pro-Trump messages

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith If your favorite Reddit community looked like a political billboard on August 7th, you can blame it on hackers. Both Motherboard and ZDNet report that hackers defaced dozens of subreddits with pro-Trump messages, including major subreddits like r/food and r/space as well as numerous communities devoted to sports and TV shows. The affected …

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The Mate 40 will feature Huawei’s final high-end Kirin processor

Huanqiu.com via Getty Images When the Mate 40 comes out later this year, it will be the last Huawei phone to feature one of its own high-end Kirin processors. Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer business, shared the news during a speech he made at the 2020 Summit of the China Information Technology Association. …

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Facebook removes Trump post for ‘harmful COVID misinformation’

OLIVIER DOULIERY via Getty Images Donald Trump finally found a line Facebook is unwilling to allow him to cross: promoting misinformation about the coronavirus. The social network removed a post from Donald Trump’s account Wednesday after the president shared a clip from a Fox News interview in which he falsely claimed that children are “almost …

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TikTok owner reportedly agrees to sell US stake to avoid ban

NARINDER NANU/AFP via Getty Images TikTok may drop its ties to China in very short order. Reuters sources claim TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance, has agreed to sell its stake in the social network’s US operations to avert a possible ban. The agreement would have Microsoft protect American user data, according to the report, but Microsoft …

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Donald Trump claims he will ban TikTok in the US

Dado Ruvic / Reuters Earlier today a report surfaced indicating the Trump administration may force TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance to sell the app to a US company. This evening, reporters in the White House press pool have said via Twitter, that the president told them on Air Force One that he will ban the video …

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Trump admin undercuts CDC, seizes control of national COVID-19 data

Enlarge / Signage outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Bloomberg | Getty Images A new directive from the Trump administration has cut the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out of the loop for data from hospitals treating patients with COVID-19, a move …

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Jeffrey Epstein Confidant Ghislaine Maxwell’s Last Reddit Post Was About Bitcoin

The cryptocurrency community has been discussing the infamous Ghislaine Maxwell, the associate of the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Maxwell was recently arrested and many speculators think she may see the same fate as Epstein before she talks. Moreover, it seems the last time Maxwell used Reddit, her last post was about someone …

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Trump’s Former Sanctions Chief Joins Major Crypto Firm Chainalysis

A former key executive at the United States Department of the Treasury has joined a major cryptocurrency investigation firm, Chainalysis. Sigal Mandelker, a former Treasury Under Secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, has reportedly joined Chainalysis’ board of advisors. According to a July 7 Forbes report, the new position on the startup’s board comes alongside …

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Despite Covid-19 Negativity, Crypto Prediction Markets Say Trump Wins the 2020 Election

Crypto 101: How to Send and Receive Bitcoin Cash Via the Bitcoin.com Wallet During the last few months in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak and faltering global economy, many individuals have shown an interest in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, oftentimes people can find the process a bit daunting because they are … read …

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