If you’re running short on cash, or would rather prefer using your Bitcoin savings to purchase a new Windows computer, laptop or tablet, you don’t have to look into shady shopping portals anymore. PC maker Dell is now accepting the notorious digital currency for all items listed on its official website (Dell.com).
The company has teamed up with Coinbase -- one of the most reliable Bitcoin exchange -- to offer the new payment option. Dell is now officially the largest ecommerce company to accept Bitcoin.
For those who are unfamiliar with Bitcoin, it is a digital currency, which has been controversial ever since its inception. Dell offers this definition for it. “Bitcoin is a distributed peer-to-peer network offering a payment system based on a completely digital currency. Bitcoin payments can be made easily from anywhere in the world, and offer reduced payment processing costs. Bitcoins can be transferred instantly and securely between any two people in the world.”
To use the Bitcoins while purchasing any item on Dell.com, once you have put all the products you want to buy into the cart, you will find a new payment option called Bitcoin. You will be then directed to Coinbase.com to complete the purchase.
As of now, this mode of payment is only limited to people living in US, however, the company says if the test goes well, it will be expanded internationally. Dell is offering 10 percent off new Alienware systems when checking out with Bitcoin (up to $150 limit).