Retailers set to offer Bitcoin Black Friday deals

Several retailers have published deals exclusively for Bitcoin users, including GSM Nation, Cheapair, and Reddit.

Bitcoin users will be able to use their encrypted digital currency to pick up some deals on Black Friday.

A new site has popped up, called Bitcoin Friday, that lists all of the Black Friday deals retailers are offering around the Web. The deals include the ability to buy a discount on Reddit Gold with Bitcoin, as well as discounted unlocked handsets from GSM Nation. Cheapair is offering reduced prices on flights to Bitcoin users.

Bitcoin has found itself at the middle of a controversy in the digital currency arena. Some consumers view it as an important alternative to traditional currency. Some lawmakers, however, have expressed concern with the encrypted Bitcoin, saying that it is used to buy products away from the prying eyes of law enforcement.

Regardless, Bitcoin is being embraced more and more. And Black Friday deals for Bitcoin users seem to make that abundantly clear.

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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