Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014
The Chicago Sun-Times announced today that it will now accept bitcoin payments. Having tested a bitcoin paywall in February, this development further demonstrates the Chicago Sun-Times’ on-going commitment to technological advances.
Chicago-area customers wishing to pay for subscriptions via bitcoin can now do so at http://bitcoin.suntimes.com.
The Chicago Sun-Times is the first major newspaper to accept bitcoin. Jim Kirk, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, says this move is a continuation of the newspaper’s digital-first strategy.
“Our goal is to keep the Sun-Times current and evolving with changing technology,” Kirk said. “Accepting bitcoin payments is one of many ways we are working to stay digitally focused.”
Thanks to Coinbase technology, Chicago Sun-Times’ subscribers now have the option to pay with bitcoin. Julian Posada, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for the Chicago Sun-Times, said their team was pleased with Coinbase’s support in this project.
“Coinbase seamlessly helped us through the technological integration of accepting bitcoin payments. Their simple process is easy to work with, and we are pleased by how quickly our subscribers could begin paying in bitcoin,” Posada said.
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