15 Nov '12, 10pm

criticizes PayPal, credit card firms for restrictions, now lets you pay with Bitcoin

criticizes PayPal, credit card firms for restrictions, now lets you pay with Bitcoin

Automattic on Thursday announced you can now buy WordPress.com upgrades with Bitcoins, as part of the company’s mission of “making publishing democratic.” To justify the additional payment method, the company noted that PayPal alone blocks access from over 60 countries, and many credit card companies have similar restrictions, for political reasons, financial reasons, and/or due to higher fraud rates. “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,” Automattic says. “Our goal is to enable people, not block them.” As the company points out, everyone can create a blog for free, but not everyone can pay for additional features, until now. In addition to credit cards and PayPal, WordPress.com has added a Bitcoin payment option (its payment ...

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