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Richard Oakes has been recognized as one of the most influential people in the United States of America, This notable activist, who was born on 22nd of May 1942 in Akwesasne, New York, had tiredly and actively fought for the rights of the Native American people. He was always so determined to make the native people of the country get better treatments and more justice. So then, there were no more gaps among the people where they could have the same chance to get an excellent education and to possess a federal out of use land to live on. Besides, there are actually so many other things that you have to know about Richard Oakes Activist. Luckily, you can figure them out below.

His Life before Becoming an Activist

Richard Oakes had spent his on the Mohawk Indian Reservation which is located in Akwesasne, New York  (near the border of the Canadian). He started to live his life in a traditional way by fishing and planting squash, beans, and corns just like the other natives did. Yet, the bad thing began to happen when there was a construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway which brought the heavy industry to the area. As the time went by, this construction also contaminated the environment so badly, so that there were no proper lands, and waters. Then, in order to overcome the hard times, he had, he decided to become a steel worker that made him travel a lot. Furthermore, he met an Italian woman who gave him a son called Bryan in 1968. Unfortunately, he divorced his wife after the birth of his son because he wanted to enroll to San Francisco State University. According to the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center, when he became a student at the college, he attended class in the day and worked as a bartender at night.

Things He Did After Leaving Alcatraz

After leaving Alcatraz, Richard Oakes he decided to join the other activist organization which was called Pit River Tribe. This particular organization had been focused on reclaiming three million acres of property from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Well, he actually had some plans to do with the property, but they led him into an awful police brutality instead of success. So then, he became a victim of tear gas, billy clubs, and even brief jail time because of something that he really believed. The good news was that he was released soon even though he was hospitalized for about a month as he got involved in a terrible bar fight once he went back to San Francisco in 1971.

Why the People Wanted Alcatraz

Last but not least, there was a specific reason why Richard Oakes really wanted to make Alcatraz belong to the Native American people. Simply, he actually wanted to build a university for the native people on the island, so that they would have the easier access to the better education. Thus, in the end, they could have the bigger job opportunities for sure.

Shortly after announcing the news that CORDET Capital Partners would be acquiring Payments group Secure Trading Limited (STL), Secure Trading Financial Services Ltd (STFS) (t/a Acquiring.com) and Secure Trading Inc (STI) (the “Group”), Secure Trading and acquiring.com announced that it would be onboarding its first cryptocurrency client.

On May 23, the company shared that it had decided to provide payment gateway and merchant acquiring solutions for CoinLoan, a peer-to-peer lending platform for crypto-asset-backed loans. CoinLoan allows its users to borrow up to 60 percent of the cryptocurrency’s current market value; this allows and encourages people to invest in cryptocurrencies without making them cash poor.

“We are building a forward-thinking culture in relation to Blockchain and cryptocurrency and are delighted that CoinLoan has bought into this and integrated us into their payments ecosystem,” Craig Brightly, Head of Sales at SecureTrading, said after the announcement.

Acceptance of Cryptocurrency Grows

Cryptocurrency has been in the spotlight more and more as it grows in popularity around the world. Even Facebook has entered the cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin was the first to receive widespread attention. With Facebook recently jumping into the market, cryptocurrency is expected to become even more mainstream.

Overall, cryptocurrencies make it easier to conduct transactions. Transfers are simplified through the use of public and private keys for security and privacy purposes. One of the biggest advantages, these transfers can be done with minimal processing fees; this allows users to avoid the steep fees charged by traditional financial institutions.

Consumers are not the only party to benefit from increased attention and acceptance of cryptocurrency. This latest acquisition is also good news for CoinLoan itself, which will benefit from Secure Trading/acquiring.com’s OCT (Original Card Transaction) system. This system allows refunds to be processed without referring to the original authorization. According to the press release, because these refunds can be of greater value than the original transaction and be paid out to a different card than the one used to pay, the system is ideal for CoinLoan.

“CoinLoan takes pride in allowing our customers to withdraw funds directly to their cards quickly and securely when requested,” Max Sapelov, Co-Founder at CoinLoan said. “Secure Trading’s OCT system facilitates this by processing the withdrawal effectively as a refund, with extra funds added to the amount.”

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