A quick run around the Bitcoin world for those of you who don’t have time to trawl around – sign up for the newsletter to get these in your inbox.
Jimmy Wales Warms up to the idea of Accepting Bitcoin Donations on Wikipedia
Jimmy Wales has reportedly stated his objections to accepting Bitcoin as a donation method on Quora. A recount of the conversation can be found here. Essentially, Jimmy doesn’t want to be seen to take a strong position on Bitcoin as a currency, doesn’t think that the donations would be substantial enough to justify singling out Bitcoin as a donation method, and doesn’t want to offer too many confusing option on the site.
Most of these concerns would be addressed with an individual page for BTC donations, and just letting us try it. Go on Jimmy, we have every faith that the BTC community will surprise and delight you in equal measure with their generosity and enthusiasm.
Buy on Amazon and Ebay With Bitcoin
all4btc, based in Berlin, allows you to buy anything on Ebay and Amazon, by entering the link of the item and your shipping details. Launched in April this year, the company is now receiving over 400 orders a month. It’ll be 420 when I add my monthly Amazon and ebay purchases to the mix!
Bad News for Coinbase and Mt.Gox
Complaints of slow service from Coinbase continue. Whilst the portion of Bitcoin transactions on Mt.Gox has been below 50% all week. With Bitstamp at 26%, and no complaints about their service, perhaps we should stick with them for a bit.
New Services Accepting Bitcoin
Nesbit’s Fine Watch Service, a family run watch business in Seattle is now accepting Bitcoin.
ubiiqu offering web services in Berlin, accepts Bitcoin for development. Anyone think we can convince Berlin to adopt Bitcoin as its official currency?
Pacific Bliss Yoga in Vancouver is the first business in Western Canada to accept the Bitcoin, and the first Yoga place that we have heard of to accept the currency. Namaste guys!
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