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Thought bitcoin was dead? Dell is now accepting it as payment

by LLB Editor
19th Feb 15 4:57 pm

Dell becomes the largest retailer in the world to accept the currency

Don’t write-off Bitcoin just yet because computer giant Dell just started accepting bitcoin in the UK.

Dell has become the biggest retailer to accept bitcoin in the UK, thanks to its partnership with bitcoin wallet Coinbase.

Last year, Dell started accepting Bitcoin in the US and received payment for a $50,000 computer system in the digital currency.

Dell’s chief information officer, Paul Walsh, said:  “We’re hearing from our customers around the world that they want the option to use bitcoin when buying Dell products, so we are excited to deliver bitcoin as a payment method on Dell.com to our customers in Canada and the UK.”

Fred Ehrsam, co-founder at Coinbase, said: “We’re really pleased to partner with Dell once again, this time bringing its customers in the UK and Canada the option to pay with bitcoin.

“Dell saw that many of its customers wanted to pay with the currency and responded by quickly working with us to give them that option. It is now the largest merchant to accept bitcoin internationally, paving the way for retailers around the world to follow suit.

“It’s another big step towards expanding bitcoin acceptance worldwide and something we’re excited to be a part of.”


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