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Coinbase Offers Venezuelans Crypto for Christmas

“Popular U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is showing its charitable side by donating cryptocurrency to over 300 people in Venezuela” writes Nick Marinoff for livebitcoinnews.com. To get ready for the holiday season, Coinbase has created a special program it’s calling “12 Days of Coinbase,” taken from the popular carol “12 Days of Christmas,” but instead of leaping lawyers, milking maids, French hens, turtledoves or partridges in pear trees, Coinbase is putting cryptocurrency in needy families’ stockings.Earlier this year, U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed a bill making all trading of the…

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Theresa May Should ‘Resign Now’ Says Jacob Rees-Mogg As ‘No Confidence’ Speculation Intensifies

“Labour has said there is no point forcing a no confidence vote until it can be won” writes Rachel Wearmouth for huffingtonpost.com. Theresa May should resign immediately because her humiliating climbdown over her Brexit deal proves she has lost the confidence of parliament, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said. But he called for “a small number” of candidates to come forward, heightening speculation Tory MPs are gearing up to topple May and instal a new leader swiftly. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Samsung Dismisses Galaxy S10 Crypto Wallet Reports as ‘Rumor and Speculation’

“Samsung has refuted rumors that it has plans to offer a cryptocurrency cold wallet on its Galaxy S10 smartphone, in comments to Cointelegraph Dec. 11” writes Marie Huillet for cointelegraph.com. SamMobile had further exclusively “confirmed” that the trademarks are part of the development of a Samsung proprietary cold wallet, which “may be launched” with the company’s Galaxy 10 smartphone. This summer, Samsung SDS launched its own blockchain platform for finance-related businesses, as well as a further blockchain implementation that targets the logistics industry.The Korean-headquartered transnational tech conglomerate had recently filed…

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Battered Asia shares try to rally on talk of Fed pause

“Interest rate futures rallied hard in massive volumes with the market now pricing in less than one hike next year” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan nudged up 0.l3 percent, though that followed a 1.8 percent drubbing on Thursday.Japan’s Nikkei added 0.9 percent and E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 edged up 0.1 percent. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Uber did little to downplay reports it wants to buy scooter firms Bird or Lime in a deal potentially worth billions

“Uber has done little to downplay speculation that it is about to swoop for one of the fast-growing Silicon Valley electric scooter firms, Bird or Lime” writes Jake Kanter for businessinsider.com. Read more: Uber is reportedly holding talks to buy electric scooter firms Bird and Lime After initially saying that Uber would not comment on the speculation, she added that the ride-hailing firm’s interest in the space means that talk of acquisitions will be inevitable. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Trump’s written answers for Mueller fire up speculation of a secret subpoena fight

“The existence of a secret subpoena fight previously was denied by Trump’s team” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Attorney John Dowd, who left Trump’s legal team in March, told the Washington Examiner that preparation of written answers indicates there’s no secret subpoena requiring the president to appear before a grand jury.President Trump’s legal team is preparing to give written answers on Russia questions to special counsel Robert Mueller, according to news reports — adding fuel to speculation that Trump is secretly fighting a subpoena to compel his testimony. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Who killed Whitey Bulger? Informed speculation from a former maximum security prisoner

“Instead he was beaten to death, almost certainly by a much younger man or men” writes Daniel Genis for nydailynews.com. He was not stabbed to death; that is the most common way prisoners die when it is at the hands of other prisoners.Beating a man to death with one’s hands or a few bars of soap in a sock is not quick or clean, even if he is old and sick. Source: nydailynews.com Share This:

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Tim Cook has had enough of Apple chip hack speculation

“Apple was quick to denounce the report, and now company CEO Tim Cook is calling for the publication to retract its story” reports slashgear.com. Tim Cook has had enough of Apple chip hack speculation Earlier this month, Bloomberg Businessweek published a long report alleging that Chinese intelligence had managed to implant malicious chips on servers ultimately used by Apple, Amazon, and some other major companies and agencies.The report claims the chips were discovered in 2015 during testing by a third-party security company, that supposedly triggering a top secret investigation said…

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China’s Geely ‘corrects’ rumors about presidential family ties

“Chinese and international media have named Li’s wife as Peng Lijuan, spurring speculation she was related to China’s first lady, Peng Liyuan” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese carmaker Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd , long the subject of speculation about its political ties, has moved to dispel a widely held belief its chairman’s wife was related to Chinese President Xi Jinping. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Tod’s chairman denies speculation of group’s possible sale

“A shopping bag from the luxury brand Tod’s is seen along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills Thomson Reuters MILAN (Reuters) – The chairman of luxury company Tod’s Diego Della Valle denied speculation over the possible sale of the group, whose majority is owned by his family” reports businessinsider.com. An Italian newspaper reported on Monday that Della Valle had started the reorganization of the family’s holding companies and that the move could pave the way to a future sale of the group. The Della Valle family currently owns just over 60…

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