Once its launched its going to really blow some peoples minds. Bigger better and so huge with bigger thinking. I will update soon.
They are trying hard I give them props for that.
My wife and I have been there twice now. They do take your order pretty fast without making you wait a long time and the food comes very fast but today my dish was not fully cooked so they could be a little slower with the food as long as its cooked, I would not mind. I ordered the fish sandwich and the part that was cooked was good, though messy which was hard to deal with with the ONE napkin they give you and no extra’s on the table. French fries were seemingly without salt… no salt or pepper on the table. My wife’s Ribs were well cooked however pretty tasteless. Drink selections are single serving only no pitchers available. They bring you a bill when asked but getting it taken back for change takes a little while. Waitress walking by had to be asked to get it as it seems its a one thing at a time type of training they have there. (Empty tray she just had dropped off settings for a table).
So yes the food seems to be mostly good from what I’ve seen as far as presentation but of the two meals I’ve had there the food was ok the first time and the second time mine was good other than part not cooked. I am willing to give them another try but my wife does not want to.
I’m back to updating this blog occasionally.Â Â What I’m going to talk about today is my little humble ministry efforts here in the Philippines.
My Face book link for my Ministry fan page isÂ Â /www.facebook.com/OnQuestMinistries/
I am always looking for those that care about the poor and less fortunate that have been blessed with good finances to help me in my mission. I have two Ministries, one is in Northern Mindanao and we do emergency rice give aways when there are storms. So far this year its been pretty quiet Typhoon wise. So I’ve been concentrating on our effort to build a church and a Friary for An Anglican group in Negros Island.
We also have a FB group for those that want details on how things are done and if they get involved financially that is where we provide accountability for the money sent.
If you are on Fb and want to help out feel free to like my page and apply for membership in the group.Â Don’t bother if you are a troll or just want to waste our time.
I have been with them for a few years now and have been mostly happy with their customer service. Though recently I had fell behind financially and did not have the money to pay my hosting fees for a little over a month. Well I was able to pay and did not expect to hear from them again for 3 months as I had not gotten any service when my website was turned off. Well they just re billed me and they will not adjust the billing cycle because they “kept my data”. I do not call that a billable service its called keeping a customer in case they come back and pay again.
So the verdict is they still have some to learn about customer service. I will pay the bill just to keep my domain name… and promote my blog more just so their review gets more page views.Â So this has been a good thing in making me want to put more energy into blogging again!
I’ve been in it for 4 months and have made great money. Check out the videos and contact me at onquest at gmail dot com if you want to ask me direct questions.
Update:Â I no longer promote this. They stopped paying in January. I am in profit but many are not. They say they will pay us back. I am hoping as they still owe me 40k usd. I do have 5+ packages of their 2.0 product. I invested 100 dollars to get two packages of 2.0 and have just let it grow. I will continue to monitor them as they do have quite a bit of hash power in mining Bitcoin. Hoping they will pay us all back for 1.0 and then people will have confidence in 2.0 maybe.
CoinTelegraph contacted the eight major providers of Bitcoin debit cards with the question: Can Bitcoin debit cards really be private or anonymous? Below are the results, categorized by region and level of disclosure required.
Financial privacy: Bitcoin vs. banks
One of the main advantages of using Bitcoin over traditional funding methods is privacy. When a Bitcoin transaction is sent, its record is permanent and public on the blockchain, but not tied to any particular identity.
Many users, such as those who frequented the Silk Road, prefer Bitcoin for exactly this reason: itâs anonymous and private.
However, one of the major challenges of using Bitcoin is the limited number of merchants and services that accept it as payment. Enter Bitcoin debit cards, a product that takes Bitcoin and converts it into currency for use at traditional merchants.
The challenge with Bitcoin debit cards is that, by and large, they tend to require the same level of financial disclosure of traditional financial institutions.
While this is still an advantage over banks, which can shut down the account of a customer at any time under any pretense (especially under pressure from government), it still does not constitute financial privacy.
FullÂ identificationÂ (US)
Coinbase has a debit card, the Shift card, which pulls Bitcoin directly from the customerâs Coinbase wallet for each transaction. This is convenient, since it saves customers from having to keep their Bitcoin wallet separate from their cardâs wallet, and topping up the cardâs balance prior to transactions, instead making using Shift one unified, streamlined process. In this sense, Shift is closest to a true Bitcoin debit card.
Unfortunately, the Shift card is not available in every state in the US, so potential customers in New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, Hawaii, Maryland, Georgia, West Virginia, Minnesota, and Arkansas are out of luck.
As far as privacy is concerned, Coinbase is fully compliant with AML/KYC regulations, and as such requires full customer identification. We attempted to reach Coinbase regarding privacy with Bitcoin debit cards, but company representatives declined to comment.
At present, BitPay is the only Bitcoin debit card available across the entire United States, in all of the 50 states. Unlike Coinbaseâs shift, and like every other card on this list, BitPayâs card is a prepaid card with a balance in traditional currency (once converted from Bitcoin).
BitPay requires full identification in order to use its card. However, unlike every single other card, it does not require the submission of any identifying documents. Instead, BitPay requires users to submit a Social Security number during their (971) 250-9743. While this amounts to the same level of financial disclosure as any other card, it is still a vastly streamlined process, making BitPayâs the most painless verified Bitcoin debit card to acquire.
When contacted, BitPay representatives declined a comment to be quoted, but drew from the terms and conditions to answer the question regarding privacy:
âFederal law requires all financial institutions and their third parties to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who obtains a Card. What this means for you: When you apply for a Card, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, social security number or country identification number, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other documentation bearing your photo as verification of your identity.â
Full identification (EU etc.)
One of the main cards in use in Europe and beyond, the Xapo card gained fame for its (618) 706-8460 after the ride-sharing company was denied service by traditional card companies. The card is currently not available in a long list of countries, foremost among them being the United States. It also requires full financial disclosure.
Anni Rautio, Product Manager for Xapo, does not think financial anonymity is possible for Bitcoin debit cards, unless Bitcoin is used for a prepaid debit card.
âAs long as debit cards – bitcoin or otherwise – are connected to long-term players in the market, such as Visa or MasterCard, anonymity is not 100% possible. The only way I can think of an ‘anonymous’ debit card are pre-paid/pre-loadable debit cards that you can buy at places like CVS. Their function, however, is more like a gift card and those tend to be inconvenient in the long run.â
Rautio pointed out that the main point behind these cards is not maximum privacy, but rather maximum convenience.
âI’d say the balance between anonymity – or privacy to certain extent – and convenience is providing personal information. Some people prefer convenience over anonymity, others prefer anonymity over convenience.
Xapo’s goal is to bring bitcoin to the everyday life for people around the world. Our bet is this will happen only if we can make bitcoin accessible, easy to understand and “mainstream” enough so that large scale adoption of bitcoin can continue. Today this means that we’ve chosen to provide a highly convenient product over providing a more niche approach to anonymity.â
Another card used by Uber in Argentina, the SatoshiTango card also requires full financial identification. It is available in most countries, excepting the United States.
Matias Bari, CEO of SatoshiTango, explained that the usual identification requirements are still in place, though are less stringent than those required by banks.
Bari says to CoinTelegraph:
âTo open an account at SatoshiTango you need to verify your identity with a proof of ID and a proof of address. We need to apply the proper KYC and AML policies to comply with international regulations. You donât need the same level of verification than bank account holders but you canât request a prepaid card or even buy and sell Bitcoins without letting us know who you are.â
Another premier Bitcoin debit card by the company that gained fame for its ability to pay bills with Bitcoin, the Bitwala card is also not available in the United States. Notable, and unique, among all the cards mentioned here is Bitwalaâs integration with the ShapeShift exchange, meaning that a customer could top up their debit card with cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin.
Jeff Gallas of Bitwala explained that their card requires the usual forms of identification, and that all current Bitcoin debit cards likely require the same.
He says to CoinTelegraph:
âTo our knowledge, all Bitcoin debit cards on the market currently do require some sort of identification. For the Bitwala Bitcoin debit card (both physical and virtual), we’re required toÂ undergo certain AML/KYC requirements which include verification of the customers details.â
However, Gallas mentioned that, in the future, Bitwala may be able to provide solutions for those without the proper forms of government identification.
âWe are working on offering a solution which is especially targeted at the so-called unbanked, who don’t always have the required documents (e.g. because they don’t actually own a proper piece of identification). This card could be obtained through providing only same basic details, but would be limited in its total transfer limits.â
Mainly a European card, CryptoPayâs Bitcoin debit card functions much in the same ways as others. It is also unavailable in the United States, and requires the same forms of identification for unlimited use.
George Basiladze, CryptoPayâs CEO, pointed out that all cards in the EU must comply with similar regulations:âAll around Europe there are common KYC and AML requirements for issuing debit cards.â
Finally, Wirex, recently rebranded from E-Coin, offers a similar style of Bitcoin debit card as the others, along with an easily accessible app. This also means that unlimited cards must comply with the same identification regulations as the rest.
Limited privacy options
As previously mentioned, CryptoPay requires identification in order to unlock unlimited user. However, they do provide the option for an unverified card. This means that a customer does not need to provide financial regulation as long as they stay below a very low lifetime limit for the card.
Asked if Bitcoin debit cards could ever be private or anonymous, CryptoPayâs CEO George Basiladze added that privacy (and not divulging identifying documents) is an option for customers willing to deal with lower lifetime limits for a card.
âThere are lower limits for unverified users (2500 Euros per lifetime) and higher limits for verified users.â
Basiladze also had strong words for any who would put on a pretense of providing a full-service Bitcoin debit card with no verification.
âIn case a debit card provider offers full, unlimited and anonymous cards, this means that the operator either breaks the law or is lying, thus users should avoid it.â
Similar to CryptoPay, Wirex, in addition to providing full-service cards with identification, allows customers to continue unverified for a while.
When reached for comment, Dmitry and George of Wirex confirmed that it is possible for a Bitcoin debit card to be private/anonymous, provided that lower lifetime limits are considered acceptable.
They say to CoinTelegraph:
âAt the moment, it is technically possible for Bitcoin debit cards to be private or anonymous. As long as the client is happy with the low card limits, there is no requirement to provide any documents at all.â
Sadly, according to Dmitry and George, the world of completely private Bitcoin debit cards may very well end soon, forcing all customers under government identification regulations.
âNonetheless, the regulation of the prepaid card industry is getting stricter. For example, the limits for unverified cardholders will be lowering soon. A number of reports try to establish links between prepaid cards and fraud/other illegal activities. Therefore, we do not expect anonymous debit cards in the near future, at least based on Visa/MasterCard platforms.â
On the extreme of the privacy spectrum is (was? used to be? was only imaginary?) BitPlastic. The company has a bare-bones website reminiscent of early e-commerce sites.
The 678-386-9125 promises full anonymity for all cards, but raises all kinds of red flags, including a one-time $3,500 non-refundable loading, zero refunds once shipped, zero possibility of transferring balance back from the card, zero recourse if a pin is lost, zero assistance if the card is lost, and a 5% chance that the card is either lost in the mail or seized by customs (in which case no refund will be possible).
When contacted for an interview via the siteâs contact form, BitPlastic rejected the message rejected under security concerns. They were then emailed to the address given, which turned up undeliverable. Maybe perfect privacy with debit cards is a myth after all…
Best private Bitcoin debit card solution
Even if no perfect solution exists for total privacy with convenience for Bitcoin debit cards, a workable compromise can be reached. A user wishing to maintain privacy can acquire an unverified card and either stay below the limit, or simply acquire multiple unverified cards, moving to a new one once the lifetime.
While this approach can be vastly inconvenient with heavy card use (possibly a new card per month or more), if major bills are handled separately, all expenses possible are paid directly in Bitcoin, and almost all other purchases are handled by either Bitcoin gift cards or cash, card use can be kept to a minimum. Using a Bitcoin debit card in this way, an unverified card may be able to last a year or possibly more.
Alternatively, certain customers may wish to have no lifetime limits on a card, but still desire greater privacy than usually offered by full verification. An alternative approach for those with two or more citizenships is to verify a card under one citizenship, and have it denominated in the currency of the country where the customer actually lives and works.
That can help keep financial activity visible to only the authorities with the least current dealings with the citizen, ensuring that no one party knows too much.
If you want to learn more about Bitcoin debit cards, read our previous article on this topic Â«(781) 492-3519Â».
Disclaimer: None of the above should be construed as legal advice. Please do your own due diligence in researching the applicable financial laws of your country.
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Imagine the following scenario: You are on your way home from work,
driving down the road when you notice police lights in your rear view
mirror. You are being pulled over.
As you sit there, on the shoulder, adrenaline rushing, simultaneously
angry and nervous, the police officer, in his patrol car behind
you, is sizing you up based on an algorithm that determines your
The officer enters your license plate into a mobile application on
his laptop. In a matter of seconds, this application crawls over
billions of records in commercial and public databases, including
all available social media engagement, recent purchases and “any
comments that could be construed as offensive.” The application
then determines if your “threat rating” is green, yellow, or red.
Imagine that you are one of our informed and frequent readers and
understand the importance of police accountability and are unafraid
to voice your entirely peaceful, yet strong opinion about police
misconduct. Imagine that you left a comment on Facebook this morning
about a particular officer’s misconduct; imagine that it is this
particular officer who just pulled you over.
Your rating just came back red.
Up until this point, you have never committed a crime, you have
never been violent, you have never even so much as run a stop
sign. However, this police officer now knows that you made a comment
about him punching the (insert handcuffed and helpless victim example
here) on Facebook, and he literally sees red-your threat rating.
What happens next? Does a routine traffic stop for driving 10 miles
over the speed limit morph into a situation in which you now have a
Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm pistol with Streamlight TLR-2s laser site
being aimed just above your left ear?
Do you receive multiple erroneous citations because this officer
now has access to your personal life? Do you get cited where the
officer would have otherwise let someone else go?
Or, maybe you are a cop or a judge, or the mayor, but this
application confuses you with someone else and marks you as “red,”
then what? What if you are driving someone else’s car?
The reality is that any number of unimaginable things can and would
happen next. And now, thanks to an especially ominous product,
by a company named Intrado, and the Orwellian nature of police in
this country, those extraordinary situations are now a reality.
Intrado is one of many corporations thriving here in the US,
from the creation and growth of the police industrial complex. The
hypothetical “application” mentioned in the above scenario is a real
product of Intrado, called Beware. Police departments nationwide
have been purchasing and using this application since 2012.
Intrado is one of many companies who cater to the police state,
giving police these ostensibly helpful tools that actually erode
civil rights and leave an enormous opening for corruption and abuse.
Private companies are currently, and have been, acquiring large
portions of your tax dollars from federal grants to be used to
build and implement certain “Pre-crime” technologies.
In a society that claims justice to be blind, how does judging
someone on what they might do fit into the idea of freedom? The
answer to that question is simple; it doesn’t.
Even if these “threat ratings” showed a statistical correlation to
actually lower some instances of crime, which we have not seen, it’s
not the right way to go about policing a people. Reason Magazine’s
Peter Suderman sums this logic up quite eloquently:
By a roughly similar logic, we could lock up everyone-or even just
everyone with the right risk profile, regardless of what crimes they
have or have not already committed-from a high crime neighborhood,
and call it a success when crime goes down.
This “surveillance grid” does little to nothing to protect society
from a rogue criminal. What is does do, however, is protect the
government by deeming large groups of people an enemy of the state;
regardless of whether or not the individuals in these arbitrary
groups are peaceful or have committed a crime.
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A report this week out of the Washington Post drew attention
to Fresno, California, whose use of this technology has raised
Councilman Clinton J. Olivier, a libertarian-leaning Republican,
said Beware was like something out of a dystopian science fiction
novel and asked Fresno Chief of Police Jerry Dyer a simple question:
“Could you run my threat level now?”
Dyer agreed. The scan returned Olivier as a green, but his home
came back as a yellow, possibly because of someone who previously
lived at his address, a police official said.
“Even though it’s not me that’s the yellow guy, your officers are
going to treat whoever comes out of that house in his boxer shorts
as the yellow guy,” Olivier said. “That may not be fair to me.”
The Fresno police department, along with their use of Beware,
has dozens of monitors plastering the walls of their threat center
that display feeds from the hundreds of cameras police have placed
across the city. If those cameras don’t show enough, the police can
then tap into 800 more feeds from the school and traffic cameras,
as well as the future streaming of hundreds of officer body cams. As
if this wasn’t enough, police will soon have access to the thousands
of private cameras used by local businesses. It’s as if they are
using 1984 as an instruction manual.
As what point does this dystopian surveillance grid growth begin
to slow – when we all have permanently attached shock collars that
police can use to “lock down” the town in the event of a ‘threat’?
If the idea of shock collars sounds ridiculous, just remember that
prior to 9-11, the idea of spying on Americans in such a manner
that is accepted now, was not only shunned, it was illegal.
The good news is that people are informing themselves about these
insane police state measures and are resisting them.
After the citizens expressed their outrage over Beware’s threat
rating system, Fresno Chief of Police Jerry Dyer, said he now wants
to make changes to address resident’s concerns, according to the
Post. Dyer claims that they are working to get the color-coded
rating system, and the social media spying disabled.
Fresno is not alone in their outrage either; we’ve already seen
well-informed communities stop their police departments from
obtaining such equipment. The city council of Bellingham, Washington,
rejected a proposed purchase of the Beware “threat rating” system
Despite the Bellingham police department receiving a $25,000
federal grant to cover some of the $36,000 annual cost of Beware,
the citizens still said “nay.” At a mandatory hearing about the
purchase from Intrado, Bellingham citizens discovered how Beware
worked and opposed the purchase.
Only through a lesser ignorance and peaceful resistance will the
police state be stopped.
The above by Matt Agorist
From Offshore manual Newsletter.
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