15 Oct '13, 6pm

Baidu, the 'Chinese Google', now accepting bitcoin for security services: tip @techmeme

Baidu, the 'Chinese Google', now accepting bitcoin for security services: tip @techmeme

Share this: Comments Comments(1) Comments( ) Email Print 0 Image: jurvetson/flickr Chinese search giant Baidu has announced it will now accept digital currency bitcoin for portions of its security services. In the United States, Baidu is the 130rd most popular website. But in China it is number one, which, considering the country’s 1.3 billion people, makes it the fifth most popular website worldwide , according to data from Alexa. The company is often called the “Google of China” as its main business is search, but offers many auxiliary services, both free and paid. It’s share value on the NASDAQ has roughly doubled in the last few months. At this point, Baidu is only taking bitcoin for Jiasule, a security service that provides firewalls and helps fend of distributed denial of service attacks. Companies like CloudFlare in the United States provide similar services which h...

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