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Dell CEO lauds landmark Bitcoin Poweredge server deal

Firm sees order worth 85 Bitcoin, or $50,000
Mon Aug 11 2014, 14:44
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DELL FOUNDER Michael Dell has had a pretty good weekend, boasting on Twitter that his firm has received an order worth more than 85 Bitcoin, or $50,000.

Dell announced at the end of July that it had started accepting Bitcoin at its online store in the US, and it looks like this move is paying off for the firm.

Michael Dell took to microblogging website Twitter to boast about the Poweredge server deal worth 85 Bitcoin, the equivalent of around $50,000. It seems however, in the excitement of it all, the Dell chief forgot how to spell.

Given that this is the first Dell has tweeted about such a deal, this is likely the biggest order it has received so far to be paid in Bitcoin. However, the firm has yet to confirm this. 

To pay in Bitcoin for Dell goods, the firm said that virtual currency can be mined or can be purchased through Coinbase. The firm is offering some deals to entice buyers too - with anyone paying in digital currency receiving a 10 percent discount, or a 15 percent saving if purchasing Alienware kit. 

However, Dell is yet to accept Bitcoin payments outside of the US, but has hinted that a global rollout could be on the cards.

"We're piloting Bitcoin, the world's most widely used digital currency, as a purchase option on dell.com for consumer and small business shoppers in the US only at this time," a Dell spokesperson said. "We will be gauging customer demand during the US pilot and make decisions about expansion to other countries at that time." µ

 

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