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To: FJB who wrote (312516)10/25/2021 10:44:32 PM
From: Honey_Bee
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Democrat Dingell and her inherited congressional seat is a stupid as she looks!

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From: Woody_Nickels10/25/2021 10:55:41 PM
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OT: Jetson One (3 min)


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From: Sr K10/26/2021 1:33:52 AM
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MasterCard and VISA test this

Mastercard Partners With Bakkt to Bring Cryptocurrency Payments to the Masses

Banks will be able to issue debit or credit cards that let people pay with bitcoin and earn cryptocurrency as rewards


Bakkt shares soared after the announcement.PHOTO: BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS

By
AnnaMaria Andriotis

Updated Oct. 25, 2021 4:38 pm ET

Mastercard Inc. MA 0.61% and crypto firm Bakkt Holdings Inc. BKKT 234.43% on Monday said they have partnered to enable cryptocurrency card payments.

The companies said the partnership will make it easier for banks, financial-technology firms and merchants to offer and accept crypto payments. Banks and other financial institutions that issue cards through Mastercard will be able to issue cryptocurrency debit or credit cards that let people make payments and earn rewards in bitcoin. Other cryptocurrency assets could follow.

Bakkt shares more than tripled to $30.60. Mastercard shares rose 0.6% to $360.86.

Mastercard said in February that it was preparing to support cryptocurrencies on its network. The network said at the time that more people were using cards to buy crypto assets such as bitcoin and using crypto cards to access and convert these assets into traditional currencies for spending.

Mastercard is one of the largest card networks in the U.S., providing the infrastructure on which debit and credit card payments are processed. The company has been expanding its fintech partnerships and looking at ways to enable payments that go beyond traditional debit and credit cards.

Bitcoin Miners Tap Hydropower as Environmental Criticism Grows

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Bitcoin Miners Tap Hydropower as Environmental Criticism Grows

A bitcoin mining facility in upstate New York is using electricity from a local hydroelectric plant powered by the Niagara River. The company is part of a group of miners attempting to make the industry more sustainable, both environmentally and financially. Illustration: Alex Kuzoian/WSJ

One of the biggest risks for Mastercard and peer Visa Inc. is that a new form of payments that cuts out their networks could eventually develop and gain scale.

Major card networks and crypto fintech firms have announced other partnerships recently. In most of those deals, Visa or Mastercard serves as a network for a niche crypto card offered by the same fintech that houses the cardholders’ crypto assets. Bakkt, for example, currently offers its own Visa debit card.

Monday’s announcement has the potential to be more significant: Big banks would be able to offer crypto cards that are in part powered by Bakkt, potentially reaching a much larger number of consumers. Whether this broader offering takes off will in large part depend on banks’ appetite to issue these cards and consumers’ demand for them.

The cards would give consumers the ability to pay merchants with bitcoin.

Bakkt would convert that cryptocurrency into currency that the merchant accepts before sending the transaction over the Mastercard network. That will happen when the consumer makes the purchase. The company says the conversion would be done instantaneously so that the merchant isn’t affected by the volatility of cryptocurrencies.

Consumers’ cryptocurrencies would be stored in a wallet with Bakkt.

The partnership also would allow people to earn rewards in the form of cryptocurrencies rather than airline miles or other types of points. That offering could entice people who haven’t previously engaged with cryptocurrencies.

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To: GUNSNGOLD who wrote (312403)10/26/2021 5:54:06 AM
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McMURRAY EXCLUSIVE: Likely Fed Operative Ray Epps Filmed Hurling Massive Trump Sign at Capitol Police — Likely Set Up Jan. 6 Protester Ryan Samsel Who Rots in Prison to This Day [VIDEO]

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To: Honey_Bee who wrote (312540)10/26/2021 5:57:45 AM
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Probably mail in ballots, or fentanyl...

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From: bruwin10/26/2021 6:03:49 AM
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THIS IS what a truly Patriotic, Freedom-Loving, Law-Respecting American POLITICIAN sounds like, ESPECIALLY when he Calls Out AND Identifies the BLATANT MARXIST TACTICS employed by the Demented Democratic Party and its "Marxist-Puppet" in the White House .......

The GROUNDWORK and "BLUE PRINT" for these MARXIST TACTICS were Laid Out and given Impetus back in the early 1900's by VLADIMIR LENIN .......

For those interested you can read all about it in Chapter 2 of Paul Johnson's "Modern Times - A History of the World from 1920s to 2000" (ISBN-10: 0060935502) .....


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To: FJB who wrote (312361)10/26/2021 6:12:10 AM
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To: Tom Clarke who wrote (312547)10/26/2021 6:23:29 AM
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To: Tom Clarke who wrote (312547)10/26/2021 6:25:10 AM
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The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR and The White House all refer to Dr. Levine as "female". This is a statement that 99% of the world's population know to be scientifically false. And then they wonder why people don't trust them.


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To: Tom Clarke who wrote (312547)10/26/2021 6:25:25 AM
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