PC maker Dell has gotten into a partnership with Coinbase to accept bitcoin payments from consumers and small business shoppers across the U.S. for all items available on Dell.com, with nearly USD 60 billion in annual sales. The entire process took 14 days from inception to launch. Dell had also launched a FAQ explaining the nature of bitcoins and how to use them to buy from the company, including the Alienware line of products.
Bitcoin is a distributed peer-to-peer network offering a payment system based on a completely digital currency. When peoples are ready to make a purchase, simply add the items to their cart and choose Bitcoin as the payment method.
To checkout the bitcoin payment process in action, view this video guide on Dell’s bitcoin splash page. users can send payment from their bitcoin wallet by using the generated bitcoin address, by scanning the QR code from their smartphone, or by using a Coinbase account.
Coinbase has also mentioned through a Blog Post that, “With the Coinbase integration, Dell is able to provide its customers with even more flexibility when it comes to payment options. Coinbase partnered closely with the Dell team to implement bitcoin payments on Dell.com in just two weeks, and we look forward to continuing to support Dell in the coming weeks as they implement additional bitcoin features.
To celebrate this partnership, Dell will soon be offering a special Alienware promotion where customers can save 10% off a new Alienware system purchase when checking out with bitcoin.
Coinbase was founded in June 2012, it is a digital wallet that allows consumers and businesses to securely buy, use, and accept bitcoin currency. At Present, Online retailers including Expedia are already using Coinbase to accept bitcoin.
“We’ve fostered a close partnership with the Dell team and that’s been instrumental in getting the Coinbase integration up and running in such a short timeframe. We look forward to continuing to support the team as they explore other ways to offer even more functionality when it comes to bitcoin payments,” said Fred Ehrsam, Co-Founder of Coinbase.
For more information about this integration, visit the official Dell.com blog here.
Silicon Angle says: Dell has a philosophy of solving hard problems with technology
In an interview with John Furrier and Dave Vellante inSiliconANGLE’s TheCUBE, Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell spoke to how the underlying philosophy of Dell continues to evolve.
“When I look at the big opportunities that exist in the world,” Michael Dell says, “the big unsolved problems, whether it’s in medicine, education, energy, or the environment, I think these are all problems that technology will solve.”
By accepting Bitcoin, Dell is continuing this philosophical practice in a practical sense. Economy and opportunity represent problems that now have solutions that can be addressed with technology (Bitcoin) and not just politics.
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