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Will Overstock.com be bitcoin's great liberator?

Will Overstock.com be bitcoin's great liberator?

The bitcoin faithful are ever on the lookout for signs that their virtual currency is as good as cash, more than a speculator's dream and not merely a device for criminal transactions. So you can expect them to make a lot out of the announcement that you'll soon be able to pay for goods at the retail website Overstock.com with bitcoins. Some news reports already have proclaimed Overstock  the first "major" retailer to accept the things.  That may be stretching the term "major" a bit--Salt Lake City-based Overstock mostly sells closeout merchandise for manufacturers looking to liquidate old inventory quickly and cheaply--but let it go. The real...

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