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Fun With Bitcoins

Now You Can Use Bitcoin to Anonymously Send Poop to Your Enemies

Surprise! (Wikimedia Commons)

They say you learn something new every day, and today we learned that you can use the Internet to mail horse poop to people you don’t like.

Motherboard, who are apparently experts in the long-standing history of Internet poop delivery, recently discovered what they claim is one of the industry’s best services: ShitExpress, a site that lets you use bitcoin to anonymously send boxes of horse poop — more animal options will be added later, mind you — to enemies recipients anywhere in the world, with a fun, customized messaged attached. Read More

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You Can Now Use Bitcoin to Bet on the World Cup

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The World Cup begins this Thursday, and if you’re American, you probably have a number of questions: What sport is this again? Is the U.S. even playing? And (most importantly) how can I place bets? The answers to those questions are “soccer,” “yes,” and now, “in Bitcoin.”

A new service called Bitkup is taking bets on your projections for the World cup. You can either opt into the betting pool with a single payment of 0.05 BTC ($33 at time of writing) or simply play along without betting. Playing for fun won’t qualify you to win the jackpot, but could lead to winning Bitcoin-themed prizes. Read More

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‘Tits For Bitcoin’: Webcams and Cryptocurrency Are a Match Made in Heaven

(Screengrab via TitsForBitcoin.com)

We know you can use bitcoin to buy booze and breast implants, and you used to be able to use it for drugs. But the three-month-old site Tits For Bitcoin (yup), which lets you trade cryptocurrency for webcam models, is a new one. Too much bitcoin, not enough things to spend it on — apparently, the site’s founder tells us, that’s a problem people have.

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A Fertility Clinic Is Accepting Bitcoins and Spawning So-Called ‘Bitcoin Babies’

Bitcoin bb! (Photo: Dr. Lee)

We incorrectly assumed that we’ve hit peak baby trend stories following the Times piece a few months ago about parents letting their little angels take diaperless poops, because there’s something worse in buzzy profiles: introducing the “Bitcoin baby.”

The Telegraph reports a California couple used the decentralized digital currency to receive a fifty percent discount on their fertility treatment in what appears to be another blow to Groupon. The baby, born late last year, is a girl, despite the fact that “everybody thinks it’s a boy,” said fertility specialist Dr. C Terence Lee. Read More

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Silk Road, Secret Website Where You Can Buy Drugs, Is Hiring

Drugs, or not drugs? (wikipedia.org)

No publicity is bad publicity: Silk Road, the illicit online marketplace that came to light after Gawker’s Adrian Chen announced you could buy any drug imaginable there with Bitcoins, has been booming after increased awareness due to a rash of alarmist press coverage.

Drugs! Anonymous currencies! Hackers! Our children! But gradually Silk Road, and to a lesser degree Bitcoin, faded from the stage, largely because most people couldn’t understand how to use them. Silk Road can only be accessed using the anonymous network Tor, and you should probably know a thing or two about encryption before you buy anything.  Read More