Biometric Scanning

The New Normal, more ‘biometrics mark, number or name’ as we get closer to finishing the race; Financial Biometrics Month: What’s Next for Payments and the Future of Money? ‘NAKED PAYMENTS.’

Revelation 13:16-17 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

5G + Biometric Facial / Hand Scanning + Digital / Cashless Transactions + Mark of Approval / Authorization = Tomorrow’s Economy (2020)

Biometric scanning used for migrant/border control, secure identity verification and approval, government benefits, domestic and international travel security, economic inclusion of everyone, buying/selling transactions and fund transfers, instantaneous speed of transaction and convenience, VAT/taxation collection, mobility, social credit score and ranking, population movement and tracking, monitoring political and religious ‘extremism’ (terrorists). ‘Mark, number or name’ for verification and approval.

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had NOT worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

The New Normal, more ‘biometrics mark, number or name’ as we get closer to finishing the race; Financial Biometrics Month: What’s Next for Payments and the Future of Money?

October 15, 2020 FindBiometrics.com

For our first feature in this month’s Special Event on Financial Biometrics – presented in association with Money20/20 – we looked at the new challenges and incoming threats that the financial services sector is facing – particularly those that have been exacerbated by COVID-19 – and some of the biometric solutions now available.

This week, we’re going to try to look beyond COVID to see what’s next for payments and the future of money. And it’s a good bet that biometric tech will play an increasingly important role.

Money Goes Mobile

A good place to start, though, is with a novel approach to payments that is already on the scene, but expected to grow in a big way: mobile payments. Apple, Google, Samsung, and others have now firmly established prominent payments platforms that allow end users to perform transactions using their smartphones – not just online, but at physical retail locations.

There have been some signs that these payment platforms have been picking up momentum over the last couple of years. One estimate from last year, for example, pointed to a 135 percent jump in Apple Pay users over 2018. Consumers appreciate the convenience of being able to pay with their phones, and growing numbers of them are getting used to the idea of the kinds of contactless, tap-to-pay transactions that mobile payment platforms entail.

Others, though, are still concerned about security. The idea of abandoning signature or PIN-based transaction authorization without some kind of replacement is, for some, an uncomfortable one. And that’s why the biometric security of the most prominent mobile payments systems is so important. On Apple Pay, for example, it’s easier than ever to confirm a payment thanks to the implementation of Face ID on Apple’s latest iPhones. It may not be the biggest factor, but it’s surely an important one in encouraging more consumers to try out mobile payments.

Fingerprint-scanning Cards

This points to another coming wave in the payments sector: biometric payment cards. Financial services providers that have been looking for a way to offer customers strong security in a contactless card started to find answers a couple of years ago, when the fingerprint sensor specialists started presenting solutions that could be implemented in flexible smart card form factors.

The idea is simple: put a fingerprint sensor on a credit or debit card, and prompt the cardholder for a scan during a transaction. It can still be a tap-based, contactless payment; the only difference is that the user needs to have their registered finger on the sensor as they tap. This approach adds a huge boost in security to what remains an extremely convenient means of making a purchase.

Early trials of biometric payment cards got underway back in 2017 and accelerated over the ensuing years. More recently, global supply chain infrastructure has started to take shape, and technological advancements have helped to further drive down costs. Various players have been getting the certifications they need for mass market rollouts, and major deployments are anticipated for next year.

Post-card Payments

Another concept takes this idea a step further. What if cards are removed from the process entirely, leaving only a biometric scan? The idea is to link a consumer’s biometric profile directly to a payment account, so that any time a POS terminal scans their fingerprint, face, or other biometric, the linked account can be charged.

Such biometric payments – also called “naked payments”, since they don’t require any hardware on the consumer’s part – are still, for many, an entirely new concept. Biometric payment systems only started emerging a few years ago, with consumer-facing deployments popping up here and there in the form of pilot programs. But recent developments have helped to put naked payments in the spotlight. CLEAR, which is best known for its biometric screening program, brought a naked payments system to CenturyLink Field and the Safeco Field baseball stadium in Seattle in 2018, and followed that up with a deployment at New York’s Citi Field last year.

More importantly, Amazon recently unveiled a new biometric payment system based on palm scanning. It’s going to start with trial deployments at select stores in Seattle, but Amazon has indicated that it has ambitious plans for its Amazon One scanner. This is one of the biggest retail companies in the world, and its efforts to promote biometric payments will likely offer the best chance of helping this technology to go mainstream in the coming years.

Naked payments, along with biometric payment cards and mobile payment systems, have been quietly building steam for years. Now, in the age of COVID-19, it’s important to consider something that they all have in common: they all support contactless transactions. However important these novel payment technologies might have become in the near future, their mainstream adoption is likely to be further accelerated by a pandemic that has scared consumers away from shared surfaces and prompted many to start embracing contactless transactions.

That’s what’s next in payments and money: contactless technologies, with biometric security

Revelation 13:16-17 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Night Watchman Note; We are to ‘be watchful’ in helping to understand today’s events as related to biblical prophecy. That is what ‘watchmen or women’ do. Jesus made clear that when He actually does come for His disciples, His wise and faithful servants would be aware of the time because they would be watching. They would know the season of the times by WATCHING those things ‘coming to pass or occurring’ as Jesus said they would. The ‘BENCHMARK SIGN(s)’ always point towards Israel / Jacob. God’s prophetic timepiece. The FALSE PEACE COVENANT confirmed by the Prince/Beast among MENA (the many) is the ‘key sign’ of the times or the season of the times. Yes, we are in that period. The Prince/Beast will likely confirm and enhance the current ‘normalization’ agreement with Jacob to be a ‘peace’ agreement, to be extended to 7 years from the current 5 years, to include some agreement permitting the rebuilding of the third temple in exchange for ‘some portion of Jerusalem.’ The current ‘investment’ period for the Palestinians stands at five (5) years. This will likely occur AFTER the Bride, Disciples or True Church is removed from the earth via the Rapture / Harpazo / Redemption / ‘Twinkling’.

Seven (7) References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’

Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.

Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man

Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (Be Watching).

John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.

John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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