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Japan firm says it will pay part of salaries to employees in Bitcoin

TOKYO: A Japanese company will start paying part of its employees' salaries in Bitcoin, as it aims to get better understanding of the virtual currency, a spokeswoman said on Friday. GMO Internet, which operates a range of web-related businesses including finance, online advertising and internet infrastructure, will start paying up to 100,000 yen ($890) monthly by Bitcoin to its employees in Japan from February next year. "Employees can receive salaries by Bitcoin if they want to," company spokeswoman Harumi Ishii told…