Formlabs Accepting Bitcoin Payments

(The Verge) Formlabs is trying to ease the blow of paying $3,299 for its Form 1 printer by accepting Bitcoin payments at its online store. It’s certainly a nice touch even if it is a predictable one, because all kinds of companies are starting to accept the digital currency. It’s another step toward the company’s larger goal of making 3D printing something consumers want to do, and more importantly, something consumers feel like they should be a part of. Formlabs’ ultimate goal is making 3D printing software almost obsolete. Eventually Formlabs wants to create “1-click 3D printing,” which would make printing a 3D model as easy as printing a 2D photo. It’s a huge goal because currently 3D printing hardware and software is not necessarily easily understood by consumers, and the company is taking steps to make it easier.