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You Can Now Click 'Cryptocurrency OK' on Craigslist, Because That's Not Sketchy at All

You Can Now Click 'Cryptocurrency OK' on Craigslist, Because That's Not Sketchy at All
From Gizmodo - December 10, 2017

Bitcoin has continued to explode in value, briefly reaching a high of over $17,000 a coin before settling back down to under $16,000 just weeks after it passed into the five-figure range. But the surge is being driven by speculation, not the ease of actually using bitcoins for transactions, as shown earlier this week by digital distribution service Steams decision to stop accepting the cryptocurrency due to wild price swings and painfully long transfer times.

Well, at least you can still let semi-anonymous strangers they can slip you some of that sweet, sweet crypto on Craigslist. As the Verge reported this weekend, the classified site now includes an option to let potential buyers know that users accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment. Its a beautiful merger of two of the internets sketchiest creations.

Blockexplorer News calls it a much more distributed and peer-to-peer development in mainstream Bitcoin adoption, though Craigslist actually seems pretty late to the party. Enterprising street dealers have been arranging drug deal-style meetups to trade cryptocurrencies in person for years.

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