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Paying with bitcoin comes at hefty cost; use still far from widespread

Industry insiders see it as alternative instrument for those who don't have access to traditional financial services

New York

AT Melt Bakery, a hole in the wall that sells ice cream sandwiches in New York's upscale Manhattan neighbourhood, you can pay for your guilty pleasure in bitcoin.

And while a few swipes of a mobile app are all it takes to fill your electronic wallet, the novelty, for now,

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