16 Nov '12, 3am

Wordpress to accept Bitcoin without confirmations

Automattic, the company behind blogging platform WordPress.com ,has decided it will accept payment for some services through Bitcoin, the controversial open source currency. Wordpress is proudly free, but Automattic offers some paid services like custom design. Those services, code wrangler Amdy Skelton says in a blog post , aren't available to everyone because of “because of limits on traditional payment networks” such as the fact that “PayPal alone blocks access from over 60 countries, and many credit card companies have similar restrictions.” “Whatever the reason, we don’t think an individual blogger from Haiti, Ethiopia, or Kenya should have diminished access to the blogosphere because of payment issues they can’t control,” Skelton adds. Bitpay.com is Automattic's bit bank of choice. Intriguingly, the company will offer Bitcoin payments without waiting for 'confirmatio...

Full article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/16/wordpress_to_acce...

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