China’s Oldest Tech Publication Begins Accepting Bitcoin Payments
0.1 BTC For 1 Year Subscription
Beijing Science and Technology News’s announced in an official press release that it will begin accepting Bitcoin payments for subscriptions starting in 2019. Readers can purchase a one-year subscription for 0.1 BTC which, at the time of writing this is worth roughly around 450 Yuan or $65.
The move marks a substantial milestone as will become the very first media to officially accept payments in cryptocurrencies.
The outlet’s intention is not only to diversify its market but also to raise awareness towards the nascent technology.
Interestingly enough, the publication has also placed a specific policy which shields users from the volatility of the world’s first and foremost cryptocurrency. According to it, if the price of Bitcoin is higher at the end of the subscription, the newspaper is going to refund the difference to its users.
’s move comes amid a time of escalating pressure surrounding the field of cryptocurrencies.
As reported August 22, the country officially banned all crypto-related commercial activities. Immediately afterward, the country banned 124 offshore cryptocurrency exchanges, while the People’s Bank of China warned about illegal fundraising and pyramid schemes tied to blockchain-related companies.
Yet, despite the country’s clampdown, traders can easily participate in cryptocurrency trading using Tether and VPN. Furthermore, as it turns out, it is also relatively easy for investors to purchase ICO tokens and even to organize initial coin offerings by taking advantage of foreign-registered companies, despite the prohibitions.
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