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A large illegal facility for mining bitcoin was discovered by police in the Russian city of Orenburg. The farm has been set up on the premises of an abandoned factory. The masterminds of the crypto project have stolen electricity worth 60 million rubles. They risk years of imprisonment.
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I live outside of the United States and have a US bank account, but my debit card is expired. My Paypal account is linked with my US bank account and it is the payment method I use when I want to spend my US bank account's funds. So, today, when booking a trip in the US, I naturally searched for websites that accepted Paypal.
I was surprised to find out I didn't actually have that many options (only AA and Southwest accepted Paypal and neither of them had the tickets I wanted). So, I was about accept that I was going to use my home country's credit card and pay a bunch of fees + ~8% in taxes that our local government charges on purchases made overseas, until I stopped for a moment and decided to search for websites that accepted bitcoin, just for the sake of it (I naturally thought there wouldn't be any)
Guess what… I found both CheapAir and BtcTrip with plenty of options and competitive prices. I ended up booking my flight with CheapAir and already got my tickets.
On top of that, this was my first purchase using bitcoin!