Don Lemon: White House Staff Supporting Trump ‘Complicit in Their Racism as Well’


Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day,” network host Don Lemon said after President Donald Trump’s statements on the violence in Charlottesville, VA, anyone who continues to work for the Trump administration “is complicit in their racism as well.” Lemon said, “Can we stop beating around the bush here? Let’s be honest. Us New Yorkers, we’ve known who Donald Trump was for a very long time. We’ve known about the Central Park Five. We’ve known him with the housing discrimination. We’ve known—with him and the pushing the whole birther thing, which is a bunch of bull. We know why he’s so upset, so obsessed with Barack Obama. Barack Obama was a black president. Maybe he didn’t think that Barack Obama was fit to be in office. He traded on racial animus and racial BS and has been doing it for decades, and we’re going to sit here and pretend that we’re surprised?” He added, “How can anyone defend what the president said yesterday? It is indefensible. I can’t believe people get up here on CNN and on other networks actually try to defend—especially African Americans and Jewish people—and try to defend what Donald Trump said yesterday. There is no defense for what he
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Crypto Exchange Shapeshift Acquires KeepKey Hardware Wallets

ShapeShift Acquires KeepKey

Today, Shapeshift.io announced its acquisition of hardware wallet manufacturer KeepKey. According to the cryptocurrency exchange, by pairing the KeepKey hardware wallet with ShapeShift, users will be allowed to safely store their coins on a secure physical device while trading their assets directly over the ShapeShift API, which can be reached from KeepKey’s interface.

“Security is of critical importance when it comes to holding and trading digital assets. One of our priorities has always been to make the exchange experience as safe and easy for users as possible, and our pairing with KeepKey enables us to provide an unmatched customer experience. Users can hold their coins on the hardware device and exchange them on demand within the wallet, without even visiting a website. When you pair the KeepKey hardware wallet with ShapeShift’s exchange, the experience is magical,” Erik Voorhees, CEO of ShapeShift, said.

KeepKey already had integrated ShapeShift’s API a year ago, allowing it to supporting the most popular cryptocurrencies. The firm’s objective is to support all leading digital assets providing the users with the “most secure storage wallet available.”

“This partnership will not only guarantee the future success of the KeepKey brand and product line, but joining the ShapeShift team will enable us to focus on continuing to work on developing better technology and security for crypto-holders,“ said Ken Hodler, Chief Technology Officer at KeepKey.

ShapeShift confirmed that the company will preserve KeepKey’s brand and product line. Furthermore, the acquisition of KeepKey will allows ShapeShift to “provide increased capital for inventory and security expertise.”

“Amid heightened interest in the concept of digital currencies, a simple, user-friendly cold storage wallet with native exchange functionality is one key to wider adoption,” said Voorhees.

The combination of ShapeShift and KeepKey reflects both companies’ commitment to security and privacy. ShapeShift does not collect any personal information on its users. Furthermore, customer funds are not collected on the company accounts and users maintain control of their keys at all times.

The KeepKey drive is physical hardware device that protects users’ funds from “hackers and thieves.” It uses wallet software located on the user’s computer. The device takes over the management of private key generation and storage along with the signing of transactions. The hardware has a built-in random number generator for private keys, which works in combination with the “randomness” provided by the user’s computer. After the private key is generated, the user is given a twelve-word recovery sentence, which can be used to recover the device without compromising its private keys.

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