ShopAndroid Loves Bitcoin

We've had a lot of demand from users to begin accepting Bitcoin at ShopAndroid, and today I'm happy to announce that support is here! Just in time for the holidays, Bitcoin users can now checkout with the digital currency at ShopAndroid and our other Mobile Nations stores including ShopCrackBerry, the iMore Store and Windows Phone Central Store.

To kick off the Bitcoin support, we've even extended our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale to run a full week. That means until this Friday, December 6th at midnight PST tonight, you can save 25% on ALL orders using coupon code CYBER13.

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Using Bitcoin Checkout at ShopAndroid

After selecting items to purchase, simply visit your cart. On the cart page there is a Pay with Bitcoin button. Look for the button below your checkout Total. Simply click the Pay with Bitcoin button and follow the instructions on the pages that follow. 

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Woah. What's all this Bitcoin stuff about?

Bitcoin is making lots of headlines these days, and it can be a confusing concept to grasp at first until you read up on it and it "clicks". Long story short, Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer online financial network and a digital currency (that also goes by the name Bitcoin). There's no middle man with Bitcoin. Instead, Bitcoin payments are sent over the network directly from sender to receiver and the management of the transactions is carried out by the collectively by the network. The infographic below provides a good walk through (more info on Wikipedia and Bitcoin.org).

Bitcoin infographic
Infographic by bpalacio@mac.com.

 

Why support Bitcoin?

That's an easy one. We love technology, we love our users and we love choice. Nobody quite knows where Bitcoin will go, but it has a real community movement behind it and we have customers asking for it, so we're happy to support it and be part of the story as it continues to evolve!

 
There are 42 comments

xjunda says:

Very exciting news indeed! Well done ShopAndroid.

AgentScribe says:

Good news. Happy to see this support, even if I haven't started a blockchain, yet.

eman5oh says:

This is great news, I'm all for the mass adaption of bitcoin!

unglued94ta says:

I'm not going to lie. When I first saw the headline I read it as Bitchon.

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coronaboy10 says:

I have bitcoins. This is awesome.

JaylanPHNX says:

How many ski-ball tickets is that bumper case?

+1!!!

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a3uge says:

Isn't a single bitcoin like $1000? Can you transfer smaller amounts than a single bitcoin?

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eahinrichsen says:

No. You must buy either a $1000 case, or $1000 worth of cheaper cases.

(not really)

a3uge says:

I guess that was a stupid question with the goal of someone explaining how it works without me having to Google it.

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PZR18 says:

A bitcoin is divisable into 100million nanoBitcoins
Think pennies & the dollar

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coronaboy10 says:

$1055. And yes, you can buy smaller amounts other than a whole bitcoin. Such as buying .1 bc is $105.00. Thats how I started doing it. And the value of one bitcoin fluctuates depending on how many are in circulation I believe.

helios_ says:

The amount of Bitcoin is actually very steady. The amount being traded is what fluctuates and swings the price.

Gekko says:

ponzi scheme. history shows that private currencies always end in tears.

Hand_O_Death says:

When it crashes, it will be huge unfortunately.

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mwara244 says:

The FTC and other regulators are trying to see if it is even legal or whether it should be blocked from use in the US. Why pay 1055 for a coin and if you don't use it the value drops when their are more in circulation creating a loss for all those who are trying to promote the use of them.

Beenyweenies says:

Agreed.

mssca says:

It is NOT a ponzi scheme. However, failure is an option. So is the US dollar.

Xandrex_BSCF says:

the US dollar cannot fail, because the world requires a currency that will never fail.
Confidence in the USD is what makes it impossible to fail.

when you owe a bank 10'000USD, you have a problem.
when you owe a bank 10'000'000'000USD, the bank has a problem.

On the other hand, other currencies like the GBP or the EUR can fail if defiance is too strong.

Now, back to bitcoin, where's the confidence so far?

hoosiercub says:

I think you've missed something over the past few years, arrogance much?

s2weden2000 says:

it has failed pretty much several years back now...checked the news for the past years?...

nemov says:

This type of thinking is unbelievably, but sadly this is how the average person thinks about currency. It's amazing.

PZR18 says:

The Fed backs the currency & is currently buying 85 billion dollars a month of bonds aka printing billions & giving it to backs for u.s. debt bonds

Have you seen the quantitative easing they are doing, fiat paper money always fails & the FED is single handily destroying the value of the dollar

Im an economics student we have studied it indepth & there is a reason me & many other students have been buying Bitcoins since they were about $50 each

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PZR18 says:

The Fed backs the currency & is currently buying 85 billion dollars a month of bonds aka printing billions & giving it to backs for u.s. debt bonds

Have you seen the quantitative easing they are doing, fiat paper money always fails & the FED is single handily destroying the value of the dollar

Im an economics student we have studied it indepth & there is a reason me & many other students have been buying Bitcoins since they were about $50 each

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NickLippert says:

" To kick off the Bitcoin support, we've even extended our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale to run a full week. That means until this Friday, December 6th at midnight PST tonight, you can save 25% on ALL orders using coupon code CYBER13"

Ends Friday at midnight, not tonight, right?

Correct. Sale extended until this Friday.

MERCDROID says:

Yaaaay!! You guys rock!!

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Pirate Arr says:

Awesome.

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xlDeMoNiClx says:

Such a crappy currency system. Hopefully it dies soon.

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murdomeek says:

better than over government inflated USD haha

mssca says:

Better than anything coming out of major banks backed US crap!

NoNexus says:

Pretty sure that the banks do not back the currency in the US. You might want to renew your GED in econ

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PZR18 says:

The Fed backs the currency & is currently buying 85 billion dollars a month of bonds aka printing billions & giving it to backs for u.s. debt bonds

Have you seen the quantitative easing they are doing, fiat paper money always fails & the FED is single handily destroying the value of the dollar

Im an economics student we have studied it indepth & there is a reason me & many other students have been buying Bitcoins since they were about $50 each

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NoNexus says:

I seem to remember a race of people that valued trinkets and beads as an alternative to various currencies.

How did that end up?

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hoosiercub says:

They were raped and pillaged by another race of people, then that other race of people stole their land, made everything they cherished invaluable, killed tons of them, then staked their claim where the race in question used to live.

NoNexus says:

So yeah it didn't end well huh?

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JaylanPHNX says:

Something no-one really wants to see, though, is that the white man didn't do anything to the native Americans that they weren't already doing to each other. One group was just a lot better at it than the other.
(Note I've not assigned any moral value one way or the other to the actions listed. I've merely pointed out that all humans are capable of this and given fallacy to the notion that one group was more innocent than the other.)

gordongr says:

Hate America much?

myusername says:

Can I also use old Worldcom stock certificates to pay you? About 3 years from now they will be par value with bitcoin.

Seriously. All of you bitcoin people will look back and laugh (or cry) about this in 20 years.

Ryan Kempt says:

It is also possible that all "non-Bitcoin people" will be crying, like damn... I remember when I could have bought a single coin for only $1000, now they're worth a lot more.

The only reason I defend the community from time to time, is because I remember the hype about a single Bitcoin ever hitting $1 USD, as if it were an impossible dream. Unfortunately, I sold a lot of my Bitcoins around that time, and a lot of my fellow miners have made $10,000,000.00+ from holding on to them. Still made quite a bit of money from these crypto-currencies (not just Bitcoin, currently making a substantial amount of money mining Litecoins).

sprint4lyfe says:

People just jelly they didn't get in cheap.

Protip: buy litecoins.