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Dell.com announces support for bitcoin payments

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Dell's online marketplace now accepts bitcoin as payment, the computer hardware company said in a release on Friday morning.

Coinbase will process bitcoin payments, and customers using a non-Coinbase wallet must pay a small transaction fee, Dell said in the release.

The firm's founder and CEO, Michael Dell, tweeted on Friday morning that the deal made Dell the "world's largest ecommerce business to accept bitcoin." Other websites that accept the virtual currency include Overstock.com and Expedia.com (which both use Coinbase) and NewEgg.com.

New York state announced on Thursday it is considering rules for bitcoin regulation that would protect consumers, prevent money laundering and enforce cybersecurity.

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—By CNBC.com