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November 15, 2012, 10:39:10 PM
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At WordPress.com, our mission is making publishing democratic — accessible and easy for anyone, anywhere. And while anyone can start a free blog here, not everyone can access upgrades (like going ad-free or enabling custom design) because of limits on traditional payment networks.

Today, that changes: you can now buy WordPress.com upgrades with bitcoins.

This is huge news! Read the whole thing. A ringing endorsement.

http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/pay-another-way-bitcoin/

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November 15, 2012, 10:43:52 PM
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Incredible.
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November 15, 2012, 10:45:27 PM
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At WordPress.com, our mission is making publishing democratic — accessible and easy for anyone, anywhere. And while anyone can start a free blog here, not everyone can access upgrades (like going ad-free or enabling custom design) because of limits on traditional payment networks.

Today, that changes: you can now buy WordPress.com upgrades with bitcoins.

This is huge news! Read the whole thing. A ringing endorsement.

http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/pay-another-way-bitcoin/

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November 15, 2012, 10:46:44 PM
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A positive start and probably the biggest winner is BitPay

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November 15, 2012, 10:48:09 PM
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November 15, 2012, 10:53:23 PM
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Wow, that's really great.

All: Hopefully we can expect more newbies showing up in the next few month. So check the newbie section frequently and be supportive.

Edit: Wow, just read the numbers in the link below. If bitcoin could only make 5% of this it would be huge.

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November 15, 2012, 10:57:26 PM
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Anyone know the approximate turnover for wordpress? This is extremely cool.


Edit: http://allthingsd.com/20120425/automattic-grows-up-the-company-behind-wordpress-com-shares-revenue-numbers-and-hires-execs/

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November 15, 2012, 10:58:00 PM
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Awesome!  Grin
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November 15, 2012, 11:04:39 PM
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November 15, 2012, 11:11:55 PM
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November 15, 2012, 11:13:29 PM
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Great news!

I expect there will be a lot of reports on this in the tech media.
It may be a bit boring - but I guess we should post them here as individual items... unless.. I dunno.. there are hundreds of them Tongue

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November 15, 2012, 11:18:19 PM
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November 15, 2012, 11:18:39 PM
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LET THE MOTHAFUCKIN RALLY BEGIN!!!
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November 15, 2012, 11:37:20 PM
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http://en.wordpress.com/stats/

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November 16, 2012, 12:01:07 AM
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Wow, blogs are already getting on it:

Pay Another Way: Bitcoin — Blog — WordPress.com

WordPress.com Now Accepts Bitcoin

WordPress.com now accept payments through Bitcoin!

Wordpress Accepts Bitcoin | Bitcoin Magazine

WordPress accepting Bitcoins « Bitcoin Life

Pay Another Way: Bitcoin (Andy Skelton/WordPress News ...

Pay Another Way: Bitcoin | The Wellington Street Post

WordPress.com criticizes PayPal, credit card firms for restrictions ...


and more!

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November 16, 2012, 12:40:12 AM
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A positive start and probably the biggest winner is BitPay
Having as high profile a customer as Wordpress on board will give them a lot of credibility and make it a lot easier for them to sign up new sites.

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November 16, 2012, 12:44:07 AM
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Wow. Isn't this pretty much the biggest public endorsement of Bitcoin to date?

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November 16, 2012, 12:52:02 AM
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Great use case for bitcoin ... excellent match up and has lots of follow through possibilities also, e.g. how many WordPress users might think "good enough for WordPress, good enough for me" when planning a payment option for their users.

Actually, are there any plans for a WordPress bitcoin payment plugin a la paypal plugin? (I imagine Bitpay is already onto it).

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-easy-paypal-payment-or-donation-accept-plugin/

Giving the WordPress user base easy access to bitcoin payment options would be the big coup here.

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November 16, 2012, 01:16:10 AM
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What I love about their announcement is, rather than stating they are going to take BTC as payment.

They start out by highlighting the shortcomings(restrictions,regulations, etc...) of paypal & credit cards.
THEN, they introduce BTC as a means for ANYONE, ANYWHERE to send them payment for upgrades.

So, basically they introduce to their customers the very reason(and the heart of BTC) why BTC is a superior form of payment on the internet.

I love that they did that. This marks a huge day for BTC. Did anyone see this coming?(rumors or anything?) Cuz, I had no idea.
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November 16, 2012, 01:16:58 AM
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Back in 1994 when Amazon was just getting started the bricks-and -mortar merchants were asked how they would respond to Amazon.  

They were asked "What's your Internet strategy?"

And their collective response was along the lines of ... "Our what?"

It's 2012.

The question now is ... "What's your Bitcoin strategy?"

Other threads on this WordPress announcement:

WordPress.com accepts Bitcoins
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=124482.0


You heard it here first
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=124485.0


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