20 Nov '12, 4pm

WordPress Adds Bitcoin Payment Option

WordPress Adds Bitcoin Payment Option

A few days ago, Automattic engineer Andy Skelton announced to the world that effective immediately, WordPress upgrades can be purchased using Bitcoin . The Peer-To-Peer Digital Currency allows for instantaneous payments worldwide and operates without a central authority. “Managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is also the name of the open source software which enables the use of this currency. The software is a community-driven open source project, released under the MIT license,” according to the website’s official welcome message. The mid-November blog post by Skelton explained the reasoning behind the addition of Bitcoins as a viable currency for WordPress services : “At WordPress.com, our mission is making publishing democratic — accessible and easy for anyone, anywhere. And while anyone can start a free blog here, ...

Full article: http://www.wphub.com/wordpress-adds-bitcoin-payment-option/

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