Now you can use Bitcoin to buy a smart rifle

There are currently about 11.9 million bitcoins in circulation, according to the website Blockchain.

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Now you can use Bitcoins to buy a high-tech, $27,500 rifle that lets even an inexperienced shooter hit a target 10 football fields away.

Austin, Texas-based gun maker TrackingPoint announced Thursday that it’s accepting Bitcoin for its smartscope rifles, which allows novices to accurately shoot targets at 1,000 yards.

Bitcoin is a digital currency that’s gaining popularity for being independent of any government–and difficult to trace to actual people.

TrackingPoint decided to give Bitcoin a try after several customers inquired about it. “It was easy to set up, and we are genuinely interested in seeing the response,” said Schauble.

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