Bitcoin is an experimental new digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Be excellent to each other.

Do not use URL shortening services: always submit the real link.

Begging/asking for bitcoins is absolutely not allowed, no matter how badly you need the bitcoins. Only requests for donations to large, recognized charities are allowed, and only if there is good reason to believe that the person accepting bitcoins on behalf of the charity is trustworthy.

News articles that do not contain the word "Bitcoin" are usually off-topic. This group is not about general financial news.

Submissions that are mostly about some other cryptocurrency belong elsewhere.

No referral links in submissions.

No compilations of free Bitcoin sites.

Trades should usually not be advertised here. For example, submissions like "Buying 100 BTC" or "Selling my computer for bitcoins" do not belong here. The group is primarily for news and discussion.

Please avoid repetition — this group is devoted to new information and discussion about Bitcoin and its ecosystem. New merchants are welcome to announce their services for Bitcoin, but after those have been announced they are no longer news and should not be re-posted.