If your bitcoin is burning a hole in your virtual wallet, you must consider traveling to one of these digital currency hotspots.
Amsterdam is home to leading bitcoin startups including BitFury and BitPay.
You can also visit the Bitcoin Embassy in Amsterdam, dedicated to promoting bitcoin around the world, or take a stroll down Bitcoin Boulevard – the street where nearly all merchants accept crypto.
New York, USA
The Big Apple has 122 merchants accepting bitcoin and 117 bitcoin ATMs. The financial and tech hub is home to bitcoin startup Coinsetter, a ‘Wall Street-built’ bitcoin exchange.
Hong Kong, China
Many retailers around the city accept bitcoin for payment, and lots of high profile conferences (most notably the Blockchain Global Summit), now call Hong Kong home. The heavy hitters in crypto pass through Hong Kong every day.
San Francisco, USA
San Francisco is home to startups such as Coinbase, developer of the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet.
The reason San Francisco is so friendly to crypto is that there are many crypto and blockchain businesses in the neighborhood.
Ljubljana has shown its dedication to bitcoin and blockchain technology by opening the world’s first Bitcoin-friendly mall, “Bitcoin City”.
The smallest city on our list with a population of only 272,000, Ljubljana has 51 merchants accepting bitcoin and five ATMs. The prominent bitcoin exchange Bitstamp is headquartered in Ljubljana.
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Bitcoin has a strong community in Canada, which was the first country to sign an official law regulating the virtual currency.
These days, there are closer to 50 ATM’s with about 90 merchants accepting the tokens for payment.
The largest city in Switzerland and a leading financial center, Zurich has 64 merchants accepting bitcoin and eight ATMs.
The United Kingdom capital and global financial powerhouse of 8.3 million residents has 88 merchants accepting bitcoin and 74 bitcoin ATMs. London-based bitcoin startups include Coinfloor, a bitcoin exchange, and Elliptic, a bitcoin vault. The London Bitcoin Meetup group is currently the largest in the world with 2,311 members.
Singapore’s crypto ecosystem stays laser-focused on innovation and the future. It’s an exciting place to be if you fancy yourself an innovator with a big idea.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Israel’s financial center and one of the world’s leading cities for startups has 58 merchants accepting bitcoin and four bitcoin ATMs. The Israel Bitcoin Meetup Group in Tel Aviv is among the most active in the world with 1,785 members.
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Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency in the world. In fact, only 21 million Bitcoins exist. These 21 million can be used for different purposes; the main one stays the same – purchasing things online without any governmental or economical monitoring.
Since the inception of Bitcoin in 2009, followed by other digital currencies such as Ethereum, the market has seen an influx of several other ICO’s all based on the blockchain technology. The acceptance and incorporation in using these cryptocurrencies, has been faced by several hurdles and setbacks. These setbacks range from regulation by some governments, fraud and also not all population understands the advantages of using blockchain technology to transact.
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