Automattic has just announced that they are now accepting payments for features on their WordPress.com platform in the form of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin is a controversial digital currency which is not controlled by any government around the world. WordPress.com said that they decided to support it because most payment processors do not accept payments from a lot of countries around the world.
WordPress.com is going to process these payments through BitPay.com which would process the Bitcoin from them and give them usable currency in return.
The company said:
We aren’t mining or handling BTC at all, actually. Our payment processing partner for Bitcoin is BitPay.com. They track the exchange rates, generate the quotes and the wallets, receive your BTC and finally send us USD.