11% of This Week's New Chicago Sun-Times Subscribers Paid in Bitcoins
Last week the Chicago Sun-Times announced that it had become the first major US newspaper to start accepting Bitcoins, thereby blazing a trail for subscription content publishers that's sure to have countless others watching. Well, yesterday some data emerged that suggests the Sun-Times's bet was a good one. Specifically, a full 11.3 percent of the publication's new subscription orders this week were paid for via Bitcoin, according to a newsBTC report. That amounted to 7 purchases, and
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