11 Jul '13, 10am

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Two football teams in the south-west English town of Chard have chosen bitcoin as their preferred funding method as they raise money for new facilities. Chard United and Chard Rangers are currently fundraising so they can build changing rooms at Jocelyn Park – the ground the two teams share. Currently, the teams have to change at a cricket ground that is a 20-minute walk away. “They’ve been fighting for the local town council for 15 years to try and convince them to build changing facilities at Jocelyn Park, but the council are not really football fans, so have said no pretty much every time,” said a local businessman and bitcoin advocate who donated 150 bitcoins to the fund. The council recently agreed to give planning permission for the teams to build temporary changing facilities, but said it would not pay for the construction work. When Chard United was fundraising in ...

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