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Twitter Said to Be Planning Bitcoin Payments as Tips on Its Platform

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Twitter is considering a feature that would allow users to tip one another – in Bitcoins though.

The Information reports that the micro-blogging platform is working on implementing a new payment feature to let people send money to each other.

It is not yet clear whether the Twitter tipping feature would integrate with Jack Dorsey’s other company, Square, which is a financial services, merchant services aggregator, and mobile payment company based in San Francisco.

Dorsey has made absolutely no secret of his love of Bitcoin over the years.

NewsBTC has reported on the Twitter CEO opining that Bitcoin will one day be the currency of the internet and his company Square integrating cryptocurrency payments.

“Dorsey has been a major investor in the Bitcoin micropayments solution Lightning Network,” said the report.

Dorsey will move to Africa for three-six months this year to “define the future”.

“Sad to be leaving the continent for now. Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!). Not sure where yet, but I’ll be living here for 3-6 months mid-2020. Grateful I was able to experience a small part,” said the Twitter CEO.

Dorsey has also hired Bitcoin developers for his payments company.

He is an advocate of digital currency bitcoin but he also says it is “not functional as a currency”.

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OU basketball: Twitter reacts to No. 24 Sooners’ 80-79 road upset of No. 5 Texas

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Sophomore forward Jalen Hill yells and points during the game against No. 15 Texas Tech on Dec. 22.


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No. 24 Oklahoma (10-4, 6-3 Big 12) narrowly upset No. 5 Texas (11-3, 5-2), 80-79, in Austin on Tuesday evening.

The win marks the Sooners’ second-straight victory over an Associated Press top-10 opponent, after they defeated then-No. 9 Kansas in Norman Saturday. Here’s how Twitter reacted to an OU win over the Longhorns that went down to the wire:

🗣 GO SOONERS!No. 24 Oklahoma knocks off No. 5 Texas in Round 1 of the Red River Rivalry! #Sooners pic.twitter.com/q3gsah8FGI

— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) January 27, 2021

BOOM! SOONERS TAKE DOWN #5 TEXAS IN AUSTIN

— Barstool Sooners (@OUBarstool) January 27, 2021

Oklahoma starts a big week with a big win. Sooners over Texas by one in Austin. Next up for Lon Kruger’s squad? Alabama on Saturday in Norman. The buzz is already palpable.

— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 27, 2021

Blake Nevins on the inbounds throw. Uh, ok. Game over.

— Cedric Golden (@CedGolden) January 27, 2021

Sooners got 32 free throw attempts compared to Horns’ 19. pic.twitter.com/3U82fL1uJv

— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) January 27, 2021

Texas Tech’s road win against Oklahoma is looking better each week.

— Carlos Silva Jr. (@cmsilvajr) January 27, 2021

That was just like football, sealed with a late interception.

— RedDirtSports (@RedDirtSport) January 27, 2021

Death. Taxes. Oklahoma spoiling great Texas seasons. https://t.co/DLQBRBwYmB

— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) January 27, 2021

WE WANT BAMA

— Barstool Sooners (@OUBarstool) January 27, 2021

Welp, at least that wasn’t the worst intercepted pass to end a Texas-OU game in the last few months.

— Burnt Orange Nation (@BON_SBNation) January 27, 2021

A one-point win makes this infinitely more hilarious. pic.twitter.com/baxFLOGPI2

— Blinkin Riley (@blinkinriley) January 27, 2021

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Credit Karma weighs in on why its scores are different after viral Twitter discussions

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Twitter was abuzz today with questions about Credit Karma, the Intuit-owned personal finance company that provides people with free copies of their credit scores. It’s unclear what exactly prompted the discussions, but some users had noted how Credit Karma scores can be, shall we say, more generous than other scores out there.

The short answer for why different entities produce different scores about your credit is because they’re calculated using information from three distinct credit bureaus—Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion—and that information can vary. For instance, a lender may report negative or even erroneous information about you to only one of the bureaus, meaning scores that factor in that bureau would be negatively impacted.

Moreover, different scores are generated using different scoring models. Credit Karma scores use models from VantageScore, which is not as widely used as the market dominant FICO. This is not to say that the score you receive from Credit Karma is inaccurate, but it might very well be different from the score a lender would actually use to assess your creditworthiness. As CNBC reported, it’s not uncommon for consumers to receive a higher score from a service that provides free scores only to be shocked to learn that their FICO score is lower than they expected.

Reached for comment, a Credit Karma spokesperson said that while credit scores may be calculated differently, they typically paint a similar picture about your credit in the end. “It’s important to note that credit scores are highly correlative,” the company said. “That means if you’re rated a ‘good’ in one scoring model, you most likely have a ‘good’ credit rating in all other models. Most credit scores generally consider the same types of factors. While there are certain nuances to credit scores, they usually just weigh different factors or time periods differently.”

That said, the more you know about your scores, the better. If you’re planning to apply for a loan in the near future, it’s a good idea to find out your FICO score beforehand. Often, you can get your FICO score from your credit card company. If not, there are a few services that offer it for free.

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My Pillow’s Mike Lindell permanently suspended from Twitter

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The founder and CEO of My Pillow has been permanently banned from Twitter.

The social media platform announced late Monday that Mike Lindell has been suspended because of repeated violations of Twitter’s policy on election misinformation, Reuters reported.

The exact tweets that lead to the suspension were not released, CNN reported.

Lindell, who is a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, financially backed the movements to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

Lindell had almost half a million followers to spread disinformation about alleged voter fraud in the election, which dozens of court hearings found to be baseless, Reuters reported.

Twitter has an escalating punishment system as users break the rules.

Two violations against a user result in a 12-hour ban. Five or more violations can result in a permanent suspension.

“You may not use Twitter’s services for the purposes of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes,” Twitter said about the policy, according to CNN.

Lindell is not the first high-profile user to be banned from Twitter. Trump’s personal account was suspended Jan. 8, CNN reported.

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