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Chicago Sun Times becomes first major newspaper to accept Bitcoin

The Chicago Sun Times has become the first major newspaper to accept Bitcoin payments.
The Chicago Sun Times has become the first major newspaper to accept Bitcoin payments.
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Bitcoin account management site Coinbase has announced a partnership with the Chicago Sun Times that enables the newspaper to accept Bitcoin digital currency as payment for its print and digital subscriptions.

Through the partnership, the 167-year-old newspaper becomes the first major newspaper to accept Bitcoin payments. Subscription information is available at the newspapers website.

This week, Coinbase also announced a partnership with online clothing retailer Betabrand, known for it's comfy and hip clothes, including executive hoodies and yoga pants that look like business pants.