If you are holding or interested in $Pongf / $Atri then that file should be VERY interesting to you.
This is from The Complete Case for $100K Bitcoin. wherein this quotation is referenced (towards the end).
There's validity pointing out that the statement is not 100% perfectly accurate in technical terms. Though, I do also think that people may be apt to missing the overarching theme of the tweet.
There's rhetoric to consider here. "Rhetorical nuance" if you will. It's like a football aficionado saying, "Football is not a game. It has nothing to do with a ball. It's a way of life and freedom for the spirit." Of course that's not 100% perfectly accurate in technical terms, but it gives an idea as to what it can stand for and mean to some people, while also holding some more universal, philosophical truths.
I really like this thinking and sort of statement. Obviously, CEO of Microstrategy, Mr. Saylor, sees a future wherein blockchain technology / distributed ledger technology is something like ubiquitous and authoritative. I, too, share that vision - as I'm sure many reading now do, too. Along with that, though, is a thinking outside of traditional and restrictive ideation. It's "untraditional" in so many words. Just because you've/we've/they've done something like that for a thousand years doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't do something like this now.
Edit: I'm surprised no one has noticed yet, but the quote in the title of the post is not in the article (c'mon people, you need to be a little more vigilant; your life may depend on it god dammit) ... ... ... it was. I remember reading it and is the reason I initially posted it a couple of months back and wanted to post it again, because it really gives a good perspective and idea of what's possible with DLT. Nevertheless, I'm now searching for it and not finding it anywhere. I haven't done a search of all his tweets, so imagine it is there somewhere, but maybe someone reading this now can link it for everyone if they find it.
Edit2: Here's something close from Kraken.
Chamath I know you lurk Reddit and may stumble on this post so here is why you should look into Stellar (payment network) as a potential acquisition for IPOF!
Chamath, I know you're a busy person so I kept this short. Enjoy your well-deserved Vacation and hope we hear some more tweets soon!
Probably should’ve saved a screenshot for proof, but I was pretty upset about it and closed the window after I ended the WWE Help Chat.
My normal account mysteriously expired and refunded my money, despite me renewing it via a VPN based in the Bahamas. I tried making new accounts, but for billing information, the dropdown menu for country didn’t have a choice for the USA. As a result, every new account I made instantly refused payment and wouldn’t work.
I used the Help Chat function to try to fix my primary account. I explained to the Support that I’ve been in the Bahamas (total lie) and use my American card to pay for the Network. It was explained to me that I would have to pay using a foreign card because Peacock is the exclusive home of Wrestlemania and all WWE streaming content™️.
So, thats another hoop to jump through. Is there an easy way to get a foreign form of payment?
This may be the last time you can withdraw your btc from lightning network before it is unwithdrawable for the bull run.
Once fees hit mid double digits, all lightning nodes will essentially be frozen.
You’ve been warned maxi’s.
It’s on the tip of my tongue... I recall when I first encountered Bitcoin back in 2012, there was an often used example of a decentralized-ish payment network that predates cryptos where a chain of people carry out the payment in cash. What’s that called again?
What I mean is, setting up some kind of service that exposes itself to the existing payment infrastructure which pretty much all online merchants (outside the darknet) already use, serving as a "bridge" to link that to a payment network that isn't so heavily controlled, like Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency. You know how free email services make it possible to obtain a working email address, no matter who you are or what your status is, just as long as you can get on the Internet somehow? The idea would be to provide a similar level of openness for credit card numbers, by funding payments using cryptocurrency, and having the provider take care of any step that requires a bank account or legal identity. This way, people who are unable or unwilling to use their own (which includes, but is not limited to, everyone under 18, at least in the US) won't need to be excluded whenever a merchant requires a credit/debit card number, or something with similar requirements, in order to make a payment.
I wouldn't be surprised if there's some reason this wouldn't work, but if so, I'm at least curious what that reason is. While I've never used it myself, Privacy.com seems to come pretty close, and is the main reason I feel like this has a good chance of being possible; the only issue is you can't generate a virtual credit card number that's funded by anything other than an existing credit/debit card. But could something like that work without that requirement?
What exactly does a service like Privacy.com need in order to issue working credit card numbers? Do the companies that run these payment networks have their own rules that would prohibit what I'm asking? If so, where can I read these rules? And either way, is merely making one's service accessible via a (virtual) credit card number, on its own, enough to make that service subject to KYC/AML regulations?
Is there a compiled map or list? I'm in Tokyo, if that matters.
The Roxe Payment Network (“Roxe”) is a next-generation, open global payment network powered by a peer-to-peer, digital token paradigm. Run by the Roxe Payment Protocol on smart contracts, Roxe unifies fragmented global payment systems so that banks, central banks, payment companies, remittance providers and consumers can make among the fastest, least expensive, and most reliable payments anywhere in the world. The network uses the best route for the lowest cost payments and is designed to be a fundamental component of the global payments industry and runs on Roxe Chain, a private-public hybrid blockchain that’s purpose-built for payments.
Roxe also acts as a global on/off ramp for fiat currencies without the need for traditional financial institutions to transact with any cryptocurrency.
The Roxe Payment Network is comprised of the Roxe Instant Settlement Network (RISN), a B2B infrastructure, and Roxe Pay, a decentralized consumer payment app.
The RISN empowers exchanges, payment companies, consumers, banks and central banks to transfer fiat and digital currencies with other Roxe network members in seconds. Powered by RISN, we enable our partners to offer their end customers ultra-fast remittance and payments products.
IIRC, I used a vpn to make a wwe network account via the US site and paid through paypal. Its worked fine for years and allowed me to log in without a cable provider (I don't have cable). But just today, I tried logging in to find everything is locked. In the account menu, it says my payment is expired and I have to log in through a cable provider. Anyone else experiencing this?
Card skimmers are definitely a thing, but local network hacking is also also a thing.
Take a look at the flexa network using the AMP token. It’s the first token being used as collateral in the payment process to ensure accurate and successful transactions. It also minimizes fees for the retailer and allows instant payment using crypto. You can currently use it in over 40,000 locations and growing! They are currently working on integrating into Shopify for payment transactions and Tesla built their website using the Shopify platform which would make this an easy transition for them to accept crypto payments. Really great fundamentals, integration with NCR allowing touchless payments, staking rewards opportunities, and currently trading at 1 penny! Take a look, it's the VISA of our generation!
This forum is directly responsible for our company setting up a payment option using Coinbase as the cryptocurrency payment processor.
After reading (here) about another company running payments through Coinbase, we set everything up in a matter of hours. (We had no idea it was so easy or we would have done this a year ago.)
While individual sites within our network of dating sites are free, there is a one-time-only 'Network Wide' upgrade fee to access the entire network of sites. While this has been the case for years, we only just now expanded the payment options to include ETH and/or BTC.
Our guess is that most online dating sites will begin accepting cryptocurrency payments in the very near future. If they don't, they just don't understand it.
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