Created in 2009, Bitcoin is an online payment system that allows one person to send online payments (in units of digital cash called bitcoin) directly to another without the involvement of a financial institution. Commercial use of Bitcoin is relatively low but growing rapidly, with companies ranging from Dell to Overstock.com to the Sacramento Kings accepting the digital currency. There’s also a sizable speculator market, which leads to a volatile exchange rate.
Bitcoin joins Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and PayPal as accepted forms of payment on Dynamite Digital. Users need only to log in with a Bitcoin client.
With the announcement comes word of the publisher's latest digital comics bundle -- 25 comics for $10, as part of Dynamite's 10th-anniversary celebration: Project Superpowers #0-3, Jungle Girl #0-1, Mocking Dead #1, Sherlock Holmes: Trial #1-2, Red Sonja #-12, Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time #1-3, Legenderry #1, Chaos! #1, Jim Butcher's Dresden War Cry #1, Pathfinder: Dark Waters #1, Miss Fury #1-2, American Flagg #1-2 and Vampirella #1-2.
Ten percent of each sale will be donated to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
"This is an exciting day here at Dynamite combining both, our accepting Bitcoin as an option for payments, and at the same time announcing our biggest introductory bundle to date to commemorate our 10th anniversary," Nick Barrucci, Dynamite's CEO and publisher, said in a statement. "Setting up Bitcoin payments through our DRM-free store has been a goal since Day One."
In January, Meltdown Comics & Collectibles in Los Angeles became the first brick-and-mortar comics store to accept Bitcoin.