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On Saturday, The Guardian profiled The Lincoln Project — the group of disaffected Republican strategists who have turned against their former party and are releasing a string of needling ads attacking President Donald Trump.

“In their launch manifesto, published as a column in the New York Times, the founders said their goal was ‘defeating President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box’, including his Republican supporters in Congress,” reported Richard Wolffe.

“To that end, they said their efforts were about “persuading enough disaffected conservatives, Republicans and Republican-leaning independents in swing states and districts” to defeat Trump and elect congressional majorities opposed to Trumpism.”

According to executive director Sarah Lenti, one of the ways this is accomplished is by sharing testimonials from anti-Trump Republicans up and down the ballot, who GOP voters respect and listen to — in the hope that just enough of them will be persuaded against Trump to cost him the election. But another big part of the strategy, she said, is to provoke Trump himself into melting down until the voters tire of him.

“Some of these ads have an audience of one,” she said. “That’s always been part of the strategy. Because every time he gets off message, spewing grievances, he’s not campaigning. The idea is to get him off message again and again and again. It bothers him. We hear from people inside the White House that he wants them to make us go away. But we’re not going away.”

This is part of why their ads, which target Trump on a personal level, air in Washington, D.C. — even though Democrats are assured to win the district, it ensures Trump will see the ads, and react to them.

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Bitcoin : 10 billion ADA (Cardano) are now staked


10 billion ADA currently staked

As reported by the U.Today media, 24,700 “delegatees” put these 10 billion ADA coins into play. In total, this represents 39.5% of the total coin inventory in circulation, which is a very important part. These pieces are used for the governance of the project: for more information read our guide on the Cardano network.

The massive arrival of staked ADA on the blockchain didn’t come out of nowhere: Cardano recently made a massive update: Shelley. Users can now delegate their staking if they don’t want to do it, and also form staking pools. Currently, there are 890 ADA staking pools. The goal of the project is to reach 100 pools, in order to have optimal decentralization.

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Bullish for the ADA?

The enthusiasm that currently surrounds the Cardano project has had an impact on the price of ADA. This has reached records in recent weeks, with a peak at 0.15 dollars in mid-July. Since then, the ADA has been trying to regain lost ground, and it has been helped by the bullish context that surrounds all cryptocurrencies. On the morning of August 10, it is thus exchanged for 0.144 dollars, which corresponds to an increase of 7.8% over the last seven days.

Its market cap briefly allowed it to take 6th place in the ranking of cryptos by market capitalization, before falling back to 7th place. It currently stands at 4.4 billion dollars.

Further updates to come could continue to carry the project and the asset, as Charles Hoskinson has confirmed that smart contracts and other assets will arrive soon on the Cardano blockchain.

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