North Carolina Baker to Begin Accepting Virtual Currency

( Although Tom Ferguson doesn’t consider himself a real techie, he does try to keep up with the changing times.

So starting Friday, he’ll start accepting bitcoins, a virtual currency, as payment for doughnuts, biscuits and other items at his South Durham, N.C., eatery Rise. He also plans to accept the virtual currency at his catering company Durham Catering Co.

According to the website, Ferguson will be the first in Durham to accept bitcoins.