On November 16, 2012, WordPress became the first major company to accept Bitcoin as payment. Their reason? Bitcoin’s role as a universal currency. “With Bitcoin, we join a new digital economy that doesn’t leave anyone behind, essentially making financial transactions open source — something WordPress.com is behind 100 percent,” wrote Andy Skelton, of WordPress, in a blog post.
At the time, PayPal and many credit card companies restricted transactions in certain parts of the world, due to politics, high criminal activity, etc… “Whatever the reason, we don’t think an individual blogger from Haiti, Ethiopia, or Kenya should have diminished access to the blogosphere because of payment issues they can’t control. Our goal is to enable people, not block them.”
This is a 1 /10 Limited Edition NFT. This artwork is limited to only 10 NFTs available for purchase.
Art details: Original digital hand painted motion art portrait. (Not Computer Generated) The ticker tape displays the historical daily price indexes recorded on this day.
Dimensions: 720 x 1080, 19.2 MB, Duration: 15 seconds
Created with Corel Painter, Adobe After Effects & Adobe Premiere
Artist: Denise Holt