Japan’s Rakuten begins accepting Bitcoin on U.S. e-commerce site

Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten Inc has begun accepting payments in virtual currency Bitcoin on its U.S. online shopping site, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The move means Rakuten, seeking to expand overseas, is joining a growing number of online retail leaders, like Amazon.com Inc and travel agency Expedia Inc, in accepting the currency. Rakuten sites in Germany and Austria will follow suit …

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