Bitcoin has been opening doors to digital currency since it appeared in 2009. Today, Vanity of Southern, Fla. becomes the only medical center to accept digital currency for procedures at anyone of its three locations. Since Vanity has patients from all over the world, this option in utilizing cyberspace expands their leadership trend in cosmetic surgery.
This trend continued by Vanity to include the digital currency world emphasizes the benefits of those, especially foreigners who do not want to exchange currency for US dollars. This grows the acceptance of Bitcoin, just as retailers are getting ready for retail Black Friday.
The peer-to-peer currency Bitcoin also made news today at a record market cap of S2.7 billion exceeding its all-time high valuation of six months ago. It currently reached $235 U.S. dollars with 11.9 billion in circulation. This comes from blockchain.info.
Although the bitcoin (BTC for short) is a digital currency, it can be traded for real-world cash. The value of each BTC fluctuates much like a stock market. You can track it on the site bitcoincharts.com.
As an entry into the world of Bitcoin purchases and uses, you can find a website for beginners called, “Start Bitcoin”.
The Mt Gox or “MTGOX” is the largest trading exchange for Bitcoins. It is currently operated by Tibanne Co., managed by Mark Karpeles of Magical Tux.
Recently there was a confiscation by U.S. federal agents with a seizure of about $30 million U.S. dollars worth of Bitcoins from a man who was the mastermind of a site called, The Silk Road. It was used for illegal activities such as purchasing drugs and murder for hire.
Bitcoin continues its popularity because it exists and is becoming the digital highway for transactions, even the unfortunate attempt in murder for hire.