I just got my bank account closed.

Reason: International payment were not supported

I don't like to waste my time in bank formalities. I am a programmer. I wish to stay technical for most of the part.


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Probably not - I mean you're not in an absolute position to demand them to compensate you via bitcoin. Can you possibly get an E-checking account with someone like INGDirect then have your BTC automatically dispursed via bitwage or even lawnmower...I think you could even do an auto-rebuy with coinbase if you felt inclined to do so.


No. You can ask nicely, but unless your company operates in a country that has declared Bitcoin legal tender you have no legal grounds to enforce it.

  • Bitcoin is legal in India. Govt. Supports it Jan 24, 2016 at 12:49
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    @AbhimanyuAryan: Bitcoin being legal, and Bitcoin being "legal tender" are two vastly different things.
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    Jan 24, 2016 at 13:08

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