WordPress has long been the platform of choice for the Internet’s (and my) new pastime: Blogging. In many ways, WordPress has been an influence for equality across much of the developed world, allowing anyone with a computer and some free time to share their thoughts and opinions with the world, making each of us a journalist in our own right. This is one feature that WordPress and Bitcoin have always shared – enterprise-level Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) has a very democratizing effect on the world, placing the exact same capabilities in the hands of the few, poor or disenfranchised as is held by huge corporations and governments. Today, WordPress.com took another big step toward that goal: They are not only accepting Bitcoin as a payment method, but actively speaking out against the draconian restrictions of traditional payment processors that led them to this decision. [Read more…]
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