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Pay Another Way: Bitcoin (by wordpress.com)

That's right Bitcoin is kicking ass and taking names despite all the nay-sayers. Wordpress.com, the 22nd globaly ranked website on alexa.com, has decided to accept bitcoins as payment for it's services fully endorsing all the qualities bitcoins have.

Read their press release http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/pay-another-way-bitc... :


Pay Another Way: Bitcoin

At WordPress.com, our mission is making publishing democratic — accessible and easy for anyone, anywhere. And while anyone can start a free blog here, not everyone can access upgrades (like going ad-free or enabling custom design) because of limits on traditional payment networks.

Today, that changes: you can now buy WordPress.com upgrades with bitcoins.

PayPal alone blocks access from over 60 countries, and many credit card companies have similar restrictions. Some are blocked for political reasons, some because of higher fraud rates, and some for other financial reasons. Whatever the reason, we don’t think an individual blogger from Kenya, Haiti, Cuba, or Iraq should have diminished access to the blogosphere because of payment issues they can’t control. Our goal is to enable people, not block them.

Bitcoin is a digital currency that enables instant payments over the internet. Unlike credit cards and PayPal, Bitcoin has no central authority and no way to lock entire countries out of the network. Merchants who accept Bitcoin payments can do business with anyone.

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About wordpress.com: WordPress now powers 70 million sites, up from 35 million sites a year ago. Almost half of the biggest blogs in the world are hosted by WordPress.com or run on their own versions of the open-source WordPress platform. The company is profitable, and expects to bring in $45 million in revenue this year, according to CEO Toni Schneider and founder Matt Mullenweg.

Also have you read ex mises.org president Douglas French's opinion on Bitcoin?: http://www.dailypaul.com/263108/currencies-of-the-future-by-...

Free market in currencies baby!

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This, and the halving of the rewards and ASICs will have to budge the BTC/USD rate! ...or not! ;)

I know I am preaching to the choire, but I am definitely gaining traction educating Ron Paul supporters one at a time about Bitcoin!

Just posted this, you may find it interesting


Just plain 'Happy'about the direction the world is taking! Especially if we live to reach LEV [Longevity Escape Velocity]

And before anyone says you still can't buy anything with them..

.. have you seen this?: http://www.bitcoinstore.com/

Buy any PC hardware imaginable for sometime way cheaper than amazon or newegg.

Very cool!

Just a note, it should be "WordPress" not WorldPress.


idiot me.. <:)

Fixed and thanks!

No problem ;)

The title still has only one 's' though, and while I'm griping could you put bold highlighting on the following:

PayPal alone blocks access from over 60 countries, and many credit card companies have similar restrictions. Some are blocked for political reasons

I think people here need to see how Bitcoin really does aid liberty (in ways nothing else can).

EDIT: Fixed! Awesome :D