Baby “bought” with bitcoins

CNN is reporting on a “bitcoin baby” born to a couple that paid for their fertility treatment services with bitcoins:

[Dr. Lee, a fertility specialist] broached the subject with a few of his clients. If he offered a big discount, he asked, would they consider paying him with bitcoins?


“In some cases they reacted like I said I wanted to be paid in vials of crack cocaine,” he recalled.


Eventually, though, a few agreed to try it out. And then he hit the jackpot: A couple whom he helped conceive three previous babies came back to try for number four.


“They said, ‘Dr. Lee, we don’t understand this Bitcoin thing,’ but bless their hearts, they were willing to play along out of loyalty,” he said. “I offered them a 50% discount.”

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