8 things you can buy with bitcoins right now

Funny money? Think again. There are lots of places -- and ways -- you can spend bitcoins. Here's are a few.

E-cigarettes, or anything else

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Karl Edwards is an Irish man in Australia selling electronic-cigarettes to Americans. While he accepts traditional money, he likes dealing in a virtual currency that seamlessly travels across borders.

His positive experience with bitcoins has even inspired him to launch BuyByBitcoin, an Amazon-like, purchase-anything kind of website.

Most of his business is still in government-sponsored dollars, though. He's not investing heavily in Bitcoin, as he still sees the currency as an experiment.

"At this stage, it's play money," he said.

  @Jose_Pagliery - Last updated November 26 2013 10:27 AM ET

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