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The seaside shop in Swanage that accepts Bitcoin as payment

16 August 2014 Last updated at 08:46 BST

A newsagent in the seaside town of Swanage has decided to accept Bitcoin as payment after hearing about the unregulated digital currency on a television show.

Shop owner Andy James is hoping his service will draw tourists, but so far his only two Bitcoin customers have both been local - one of them buying a chocolate bar for 65p.

Zoe Kleinman reports.