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Bitcoin Payment Option Disappears from WordPress Platform

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WordPress, the web’s most popular blogging system, has removed bitcoin from its payments options at checkout.

The open-source platform, which supports over 60 million websites, became one of bitcoin’s first high-profile advocates when it announced it would accept the digital currency for premium features in November 2012.

It had listed the currency alongside PayPal and major credit and debit cards, however the bitcoin tab has now mysteriously vanished. Third-party plugins that use bitcoin still appear to be running.

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E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Says Bitcoin Acceptance Likely

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The CEO of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has repeated his conglomerate’s intention to “probably” accept bitcoin at some stage, at a company financial conference in Tokyo today.

Without disclosing a specific timeframe in which it might happen, company CEO Hiroshi Mikitani said: “We are thinking about accepting bitcoin and we probably will.”

The CEO, one of Japan’s wealthiest individuals, previously revealed his interest in bitcoin in a speech last July.

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Weekly Bitcoin Update: Weekly Bit 32

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Only fluctuating around $15 over the entire week, bitcoin experienced a weekly peak near the end of the week around $245 before dipping down to its current value of $235. Here are the Coinarch and bitcoin news updates from the past week:

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Coinarch Expands to China: The Coinarch team is happy to announce that we will be expanding into China, check out our featured article in Coindesk here!

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Bitcoin Derivatives Trading Platform Coinarch Expands into China

chinese flag.fw  Coinarch feature on CoindeskDerivatives-focused bitcoin trading platform Coinarch is making a push into the Chinese market, with the launch of dedicated local branding and support staff.

The new operation, with the address Coinarch.cn, will be named 币琪 (pronounced ‘bi-qi’).