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This Map Shows The States Where Buying Stuff With Bitcoin Is The Most Popular

Overstock.com began accepting Bitcoin last Thursday.

We'd previously reported they weren't going to start taking the digital currency as payment for another few months, so the announcement surprised a bunch of people.

But reaction was swift: $130,000 worth of merchandise flew off the retailer's e-shelves on the first day.

Now, Overstock shares with us some data about the purchases.

Most popular items purchased with Bitcoin:

  • Sheets

  • Mobile phone cases

  • USB flash drives

  • Bath towels

Overstock also provided us with data for all 50 states. We threw it into a spreadsheet and re-calculated to adjust by population stats (transactions per million residents). Then we created a map.

Here's the states with the most Bitcoin transactions (on Overstock) per capita:

  1. New Hampshire

  2. Utah (where Overstock.com is based)

  3. Oregon

  4. Vermont

  5. Washington

Of course, this is just the beginning so there aren't tons of transactions yet, and it's just on one site (albeit a mass market one). But it's not surprising that the state whose motto is Live Free Or Die is t he most into the currency.

overstock bitcoin map
overstock bitcoin map

Rob Wile, data via Overstock.com and U.S. Census

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Transactions per million residents

New Hampshire

19

14.3563193117429

Utah

29

9.99699400731918

Oregon

39

9.92349999300266

Vermont

6

9.57502832612546

Washington

66

9.4672437668958

Massachusetts

55

8.21775680938271

Alaska

6

8.16179951355675

New Mexico

15

7.1932544537035

Virginia

57

6.90038805603357

Montana

7

6.89543079203873

Idaho

11

6.82324568150578

California

228

5.94795213182039

Connecticut

20

5.56161153255767

Nevada

15

5.37608202610912

Wisconsin

29

5.04987799320635

Minnesota

27

4.98120058003313

Colorado

26

4.93511556806882

Kansas

14

4.83766690382753

South Dakota

4

4.73441696246909

Maryland

28

4.72269833393323

Arizona

31

4.6780985310167

Maine

6

4.51704506957002

Pennsylvania

57

4.46225833641842

Florida

87

4.44947695631227

Georgia

43

4.30337083037143

New York

84

4.27456399828875

Illinois

54

4.19185173886161

North Carolina

41

4.16325651955817

North Dakota

3

4.14712334788974

Texas

105

3.97002547584253

Missouri

23

3.80531920754724

Rhode Island

4

3.80404960100275

Nebraska

7

3.74628849846616

Indiana

23

3.50028047899664

New Jersey

31

3.48340477871446

Michigan

33

3.33480805956412

West Virginia

5

2.69642949591868

Ohio

31

2.6791560278245

Oklahoma

10

2.59701945271451

South Carolina

12

2.51317374261205

Iowa

7

2.2650672271953

Delaware

2

2.16041281168006

Hawaii

3

2.1366699571384

Alabama

10

2.06879915725398

Kentucky

9

2.0476441285511

Tennessee

12

1.84729689663358

Wyoming

1

1.71627266767126

Louisiana

7

1.51335972344432

Mississippi

4

1.33725282135272

Arkansas

2

0.675818830542821



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