What is cryptocurrency and how do we use it?

Fargo businessman Jack Seaman joins Plain Talk Live with Rob Port to talk cryptocurrency,

Jack Seaman, the owner of MinDak Gold and Silver in south Fargo, shows the workings of the cryptocurrency ATM. David Samson / The Forum
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You're probably hearing a lot about cryptocurrency these days.

Dogecoin .

Bitcoin .


The businesses you patronize are telling you they accept it. Heck, here in North Dakota, the City of Williston has begun accepting it as a payment option.

But what is it?

How do you use it?

And given the headlines we see about the rollercoaster values of cryptocurrencies, is it a safe place to put your money?

Jack Seaman from MinDak Gold and Silver Exchange is a business owner who accepts cryptocurrencies. He has a crypto ATM in his business. He joins this episode of Plain Talk to discuss the practical realities of using cryptocurrency.

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Opinion by Rob Port
Rob Port is a news reporter, columnist, and podcast host for the Forum News Service. He has an extensive background in investigations and public records. He has covered political events in North Dakota and the upper Midwest for two decades. Reach him at Click here to subscribe to his Plain Talk podcast.
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