Ever heard of Xidax? The custom PC company made headlines last year when it debuted onto the scene as the first in the industry to offer a lifetime parts and labor guarantee on all desktop systems. Further proof that Xidax isn't afraid to be a pioneer in the PC building space is today's announcement that the company is the first enthusiast boutique builder to accept Bitcoins.
"The question reached me, I thought it was a brilliant idea, and we all got very excited about being the first in the industry to embrace this cool new way to pay," Zack Shutt, executive operations officer of Xidax PCs, said in a statement.
According to Shutt, the idea came about from several customers asking if the company would accept Bitcoin currency. It's an interesting move, not just because Bitcoin isn't an officially recognized currency in the U.S., but also because of its volatile nature. Bitcoin values are prone to sudden drops in value, though on the flipside, Bitcoins have also enjoyed robust growth. If that trend continues, Xidax could make a fortune from accepting Bitcoins, and miners can cash in and receive something tangible in return.
Xidax offers a range of laptops starting at $1,205 and desktops starting at $839. The option to pay with Bitcoin comes up during the checkout process, as shown above.