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Smart-rifle Maker Starts Accepting Bitcoin


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TrackingPoint, the company behind the super-accurate smart rifle, is now allowing customers to pay for its weapons, which retail for about $10,000 in bitcoin.

The Austin, Texas-based company makes rifles equipped with sensors and a Linux computer built into the scope that make it possible for even an inexperienced shooter to hit their target every time.

The shooting system is so advanced that it has even gained the attention of the military.

Earlier this year, the Army bought 6 units of the company’s fire control systems to embed with its snipers to test for broader use.

TrackingPoint also licenses out some of its technology to Remington.

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About the author: Cadie Thompson

Cadie Thompson is a technology editor at CNBC.  She is always plugged in and yet also wireless.

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