Monday, 16 June 2014

Buy Vinyl Records with Bitcoin

Bitcoin was introduced to the world not too long ago - on the 9th of January 2009, to be exact - and up until last year only a very small number of online stores accepted Bitcoin, most of which were small-time shops set up by technology enthusiasts. However that changed very quickly. This year massive outfits followed suit, led by Overstock almost exactly 5 years after Bitcoin's introduction. The most recent big-name website adding Bitcoin support is Expedia, though currently it's only for hotel bookings.

While it's great to see such adoption from big players, Bitcoin supporters should not forget the real pioneers of Bitcoin e-commerce: small enthusiast-run stores. One such store that we discovered recently is http://www.bitcoinforvinyl.com/ . This site has a good collection of records, from Chopin to Bob Dylan to Taylor Swift. If you're looking to do something cool, you can try buying old technology with new technology.

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