Japanese internet services company GMO Group has
announced that it will start paying a proportion of the
salaries of those employees that agree to it in bitcoin.
In practice, this means that any employee will have the
option to be paid in cryptocurrency at the relevant exchange
rate on pay day, and could benefit from potential bitcoin price
increases should they hang on to their e-money. A professor of
finance at INSEAD told the BBC that employees might as well be
handed lottery tickets instead of being paid, as remunerating
them this way...