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WikiExperts sees the virtual currency as a facilitator of its international expansion.
NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WikiExperts, the premier Wikipedia visibility agency, announced today that it will be accepting Bitcoin as a method of payment in exchange for the services the company provides. WikiExperts' client list includes major corporations, top politicians and celebrities.
First introduced in 2009, Bitcoin is a "virtual currency" that is exchanged in the digital environment. Many view it as a popular alternative to volatile national currencies and unpredictable money exchanges. In a recent letter to the U.S. Senate, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that the currency "may hold longterm promise".
With more than 4.3 million articles in the English language alone, Wikipedia is the sixth most visited website on the Internet. And in today's world, a well-maintained Wikipedia profile is an essential part of the image of any prominent business or individual. With Wikipedia profiles ranking on top of Google searches, often above the official sites of the subjects they depict, they are the first impression many online users get of people and corporations.
"Today, many people don't bother going to corporate websites," says WikiExperts founder and CEO Alex Konanykhin, "instead, they prefer to look up well-referenced information on Wikipedia, written in a neutral tone and a uniform format. It's more important what Wikipedia says about the company, its products, services, and executives, than what the company says about itself on its own website."
Even with Wikipedia's massive amount of content, there are still millions of notable organizations and individuals who don't have a profile. And while online visibility and reputations can be improved by creating or optimizing Wikipedia profiles, the notoriously complex rules and policies of Wikipedia make the task very difficult and frustrating for people without extensive Wikipedia experience.
"As we do Wikipedia visibility in all major languages, we have clients from all over the world. Some of them pointed out that the cost of payment processing for them would be eliminated if we allowed them to pay with Bitcoin. We listen to our clients and, starting today, will be providing this payment option. We expect that it would facilitate our international development."
Founded in 2010, WikiExperts.us is a part of the OnlineVisibilityExperts.com network and KMGi Group. WikiExperts offers real time visibility of its work via TransparentBusiness.com platform. For more information, contact Jay Soshnick by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (954) 346-2788
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