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WordPress To Accept Bitcoins 205

angry tapir writes "WordPress has said it will accept payment in bitcoins, opening up the blogging platform to payments from users in countries not supported by PayPal or credit card companies. WordPress is free, open-source software, but the company Automattic offers paid-for features such as blog designs, custom domains, hosting partnerships and anti-spam measures."
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WordPress To Accept Bitcoins

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  • Re:hm (Score:4, Insightful)

    by AlexDusty ( 848322 ) on Friday November 16, 2012 @06:52AM (#41999951)
    Yes, as you do while using your dollar cash.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 16, 2012 @07:01AM (#41999983)

    The US dollar cannot succeed due to the violently idiotic community that has built itself around it.

    From common con artists (Goldman Sachs, Enron) to large scale scale money laundering (Bank of America) the community is full of petty criminals.

    Accepting USD is a mistake.

    The people paying in dollars are all fucking crooks.

  • Re:hm (Score:4, Insightful)

    by AlexDusty ( 848322 ) on Friday November 16, 2012 @08:54AM (#42000317)
    Denying that there are huge organisations doing money laundering with dollars, euros and other currencies is simply burying his head in the sand. I'm sick of hearing ppl dismissing Bitcoin because "it helps money laundering". Bitcoin exists because conventional money is now far too regulated. And of course because in the 21th century we need digital gold... let the fools play with paper money you can print at will...
  • Re:hm (Score:3, Insightful)

    by killkillkill ( 884238 ) on Friday November 16, 2012 @09:01AM (#42000347)

    Sorry to burst your bias against Bitcoin, but you are simply spreading FUD. The volume of trade does not exist to launder significant amounts of money. Aside from some drug sales (which still pale in comparison the sales made in UNTRACEABLE fiat on the street) I don't think what actually happens on the network is quite like what you think happens.Your highly regulated and supervised system is still the monetary system of choice to launder money. The Internationale crime syndicate really doesn't need the Bitcoin network, they are doing quite well as is. [] []

  • Re:hm (Score:3, Insightful)

    by etash ( 1907284 ) on Friday November 16, 2012 @09:24AM (#42000487)
    straw man. I never denied that criminal activities happen with the current regulated currency. What i properly explained but you carefully avoided is that an unregulated and uncontrolled method of money is to the criminals just like honey for the bears. printing money is wrong, while on the other hand it's perfectly logical to create money out of thin air simply by gpu calculations ? and having one institution print money is wrong, having everyone do that with their gpus is right and it so much helps inflation. right.
  • Re:hm (Score:3, Insightful)

    by fustakrakich ( 1673220 ) on Friday November 16, 2012 @11:30AM (#42001525) Journal

    I don't care who benefits most.. That's your issue, not mine. I simply wish to protect my right to use alternative methods of exchange. I couldn't care less if you approve. You're either trolling (and I grant you were successful in drawing me into your net), or being hysterical, and we shouldn't let your type dictate how we can live our lives. Don't try to play the 'nothing to hide' card on me.

  • Re:hm (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Reverand Dave ( 1959652 ) on Friday November 16, 2012 @12:19PM (#42002137)
    Money is only worth something if you can spend it freely. I may be a bitcoin billionaire, but it's not gonna do be a bit of good unless my bank accepts them or I can get a reasonable exchange rate for actual currency.

One can't proceed from the informal to the formal by formal means.