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Merrimack Valley

April 13, 2014

Bitcoin gets easier for consumers to buy, spend



—Where to buy: Bitcoin ATM (Mountain View, Calif.); online exchanges (Coinbase, Bitstamp, CoinCafe, BitQuick)

—What it costs: In the last week, the price of one bitcoin has ranged from $460 to $480

—Where to spend: Overstock.com, Pizza for Coins, TigerDirect, Etsy, Wordpress, Zynga, Tesla, OkCupid, Reddit, Gyft, and the Sacramento Kings.

—Bitcoin for a cause: Hack Cancer, a group of philanthropic young professionals in San Francisco, has held bitcoin fundraisers for cancer research, and has several more bitcoin events planned this year. Bitcoin Not Bombs, an activist organization to help social entrepreneurs start using the virtual currency, has used bitcoin to buy sweatshirts for homeless people in San Francisco.

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