As it turns out, bitcoin is here to stay. Australian startup CoinJar, which provides businesses with virtual wallets for bitcoin transactions, has today announced that it is trialling CoinJar Swipe, the first EFTPOS card that allows bitcoin holders to spend their digital currency anywhere they like.
Melbourne-based car manufacturing startup Tomcar Australia is well on its road to success, having pre-sold 100 units of the all-terrain vehicles and now accepting cryptographic currency Bitcoin.
Recent occurrences involving Bitcoin have caused a stir across the media and political spectrum worldwide. Criminal activities such as money laundering have been linked to the technology, spreading scepticism and concern regarding national security. But is Bitcoin really as “dirty” as many think it is?