Struggling with holiday gift ideas? How ’bout bitcoin?

Not sure what to get that hard to buy for person for the holidays? Coinbase, a leading bitcoin wallet provider, has made it very simple to “give the gift of bitcoin” this season. According to Coinbase’s blog,

The process is designed to be easy for non-technical users. So even if the recipient isn’t comfortable with computers, they should be able to complete the process (all that is required is an email address). … Sending bitcoin as a gift is easy. Simply print out and mail [the] letter… Then use the scheduled payments  feature on Coinbase to deliver bitcoin at the exact date/time you’d like your gift to arrive. The bitcoin will arrive to the recipients email address, and ask them to choose a password for their bitcoin wallet.”

Coinbase even provides printable greeting/gift cards that are festive and explain the basics – what bitcoin is, how it can be used, how it can be stored (via Coinbase wallet), what it’s worth, etc. Setting up a bitcoin wallet has never been so simple.

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Kyle Burgess is the co-founder of two social enterprises and has worked in strategy, communications, and program management for a decade. Kyle received her Master’s degree in International Relations & Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from American University.


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