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Computer Giant Dell Now Accepts Bitcoin

Multinational computer technology specialist Dell has announced it is now accepting bitcoin through a partnership with Coinbase.

With annual revenue approaching $57bn, Dell is roughly four times the size of DISH Network – the previous biggest bitcoin-accepting business.

Following today’s announcement, consumers and small business owners are able to purchase all items on Dell.com using bitcoin. To promote the news, the company is offering a 10% discount on all Alienware-brand products to bitcoin buyers. Dell also sells personal computers, servers, data storage devices, cameras and printers.

Dell founded the company at 19 and quickly grew the business into a Fortune 500 company, becoming one of the youngest CEOs to make the list at the time. Dell is now the third largest private company in America.

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I'm not sure how recent this

I'm not sure how recent this is but I noticed the other day that NewEgg is also now accepting bitcoin for payment.

What I don't like about bitcoin is that the coins represent a waste of computing & electrical resources. In comparison, there are a few new crypto currencies that are generated by creating real value related to secure cloud storage by contributing hard drive storage space and bandwidth. Real value versus wasted value.



sounds like you're talking about maidsafe which is cool but unproven and not working at this point. i'm not exactly sure how it works as far as pow vs pos security goes. i own some maidsafe coins but the project is very ambitious and will probably either be a game changing multi billion dollar company/crypto or just end up as a small but cool decentralized cloud storage crypto that does a few other things too. only time will tell

btc is way more efficient than the banks it is trying to replace. the mining power/energy is what gives it the best crypto security available which can't be said of maidsafe and the others.
btc is not going anywhere soon due to its first movers advantage and the huge ecosystem it has created. the only other non 2.0 crypto i own is darkcoin. drk is way more energy efficient than btc and other pow coins and will soon be the 2nd biggest crypto currency due to anonymity features and masternode applications.
i only own four crypto currency which is down from about ten at one point.
darkcoin, bitcoin, bitshares and maidsafe in that order. i sold all my other crypto's including litecoin to buy darkcoin a few months ago.

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"What I don't like about Bitcoin is the part I'm ignorant of"

Instead of making comments like this, educate yourself!

Or, dialectically, just what about its operation causes you to call it a "waste"? Many computing resources keeping the blockchain current and consistent provides significant value, very little of what it does is wasted.

What you then go on to say about storage space and bandwidth as properties of new coins does not seem like "real value". The real value in Bitcoins is the blockchain, recording every transaction that ever happened. It also allows for derivative coins, like Namecoin which has a secondary utility of providing something like DNS, but using the blockchain.

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Dell was already a good site

to buy from. We just bought a system as good as we could have built but it cost us less. Plus, we didn't have to spend a weekend building it.

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Good to hear

Good to hear

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Great news!


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