Archinect, a top online destination for progressive-design oriented students, architects, educators, and fans, has announced that it is accepting Bitcoin in exchange of its digital publications. A release from the online organization says that there is no worry if someone does not have cash at hand, as now he can purchase its digital publications using Bitcoins.
The release from Archinect says, “We’re the first architecture publishers in doing so! As being an experimental method of payment we are also learning by testing, and will hopefully extend the possibilities to the rest of our publications.” The new decision on the part of Archinect is in consonance with its mission wherein it aims to be receptive to new technologies.
In its ‘Mission,’ Archinect writes that it aims to make architecture more connected and open-minded, and bring together designers from around the world to introduce new ideas from all disciplines. Paul Petrunia, the founder/publisher of Archinect.com formed this organization to popularize architecture and bring a platform where architecture enthusiasts can meet and discuss.
Bitcoin which has recently been in the news for some good and some bad reasons such as the ban on Bitcoins in Thailand, is making great inroads as it is now being accepted by several outlets of various kinds of businesses. It has already been accepted by some bars, café houses, lawyer, etc. Now, an architecture website accepting it would definitely be adding to its growing dominance.
Archinect that came to existence in 1997 was a brainchild of Paul Petrunia. In less than 16 years, it has become a top online destination for progressive-design oriented students, architects, educators, and fans around the world. Bitcoin acceptance was just a matter of time for this organization as the virtual currency meets what exactly it wants i.e. progressive ideas.
The release from Archinect in this regard clears all doubts why it announced for Bitcoin acceptance, “Instead of finding “creative ways” to keep doing the same (e.g. using money), we at dpr-barcelona believe that moving forward in the way we exchange and promote the flow of ideas, requires from all of us to challenge the way we reward the creators and transmitters of such ideas.”
Also, as it is a member-based community system where every member is given due respect, many of the people there might have asked for Bitcoin as it is fast becoming a ‘People’s Currency.’ Bitcoin gets most support from the people seeking to promote an expedient, global, and decentralized system of peer-to-peer interactions.
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