Boulevard bitcoin. Bitcoin districts emerge in European cities
Apart from club districts, all possible Red-light districts and other themed locations, bitcoin districts begin to emerge in European cities.
They are most often called bitcoin boulevards. The newest boulevard – Passage du Grand Cerf – emerged in the central part of Paris.
What bitcoin boulevards are and in what cities they can be found – read in our short review.
Bitcoin districts are created due to efforts of local crypto enthusiasts – entrepreneurs and blockchain developers. Stores that open in such districts accept digital money and sometimes offer geek machines based on blockchain. Such districts always have bitcoin ATMs for crypto payments and exchange to fiat money. Such places become attraction centers for local bitcoin supporters – there are seminars and coworking areas organized for them there.
The city is associated not only with tribunal but also with the first in the world bitcoin boulevard. Back in 2014, newsfeeds messages were telling about vendors of two streets in The Hague that decided to attract tourists and started accepting bitcoins. Restaurants and shops in Dunne Bierkade boulevard began selling coffee and food for crypto coins.
Project organizers highlighted that services are available not only for IT specialists but also to people of nontechnical professions. Bitcoin is faster and cheaper than traditional money, claimed the co-organizer of the project Hendrik Jan Hilbolling.
The Netherlands is very supportive of bitcoin. Following The Hague, such projects were realized in Amsterdam and Arnhem.
Bitcoin activities in German capital are available on the border of Kreuzberg and Neuköln districts with high concentration of active young population, developed club culture, and where life does not stop after 10 pm. The neighborhood of Graefestrasse street features the highest concentration of institutions and shops that accept cryptocurrency.
However, there are restaurants, bars and shops, scattered on Berlin map, where you can pay in bitcoins. By the way, the fewest number of such places is located in the city center, which is common here for other activities as well.
25 sales outlets that accept bitcoin can be found in a three-storey passage in the city center. The place has been always considered as one of the tourist destinations: the passage is the tallest building in Paris. Here, behind the unusual shop windows and nonstandard signs, exclusive goods can be bought.
Unlike The Hague and Berlin, bitcoin is an attribute of bourgeoisness rather than democracy. All the more so because France has never been thought of as the country that pays much attention to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Offers to ban bitcoin, as a means that plays into the hands of financial terrorists, are often stipulated in the country.
We don’t have a bitcoin street or district, but we do have a kind of infocenter for bitcoin supporters and those who have not ventured to buy the first BTC yet. It is a bitcoin embassy located in Lvivska Square. It was opened following the Canadian, Israeli, and Polish bitcoin embassies. It features a bitcoin ATM, souvenir shop, and what’s more important the schedule of educational activities.
The button that the organizers decided to press is the bitcoin application area here and now. Cryptocurrency can save you in case you need to send a payment to recipient that lives on the temporarily occupied territory, explains the project founder Michail Chobanyan. Using bitcoin, Crimeans can pay for online purchases, which is a complicated task due to current downfall of the banking system on the peninsula.