12 Jun '13, 5am

Use virtual currency Bitcoin to buy a real pint in Cambridge pub

Rob Curtis at the Haymakers in Chesterton, which accepts payment by Bitcoin. Picture by Keith Jones Ever ‘forgotten’ your wallet hoping a pal will stand you a pint? You may need to choose your pub more carefully next time. The Haymakers in Chesterton is now accepting digital currency Bitcoin for its wares - and all you need to pay your way is a virtual Bitcoin wallet and a QR reader. Rob Curtis, one of the managers at the High Street pub, said the virtual currency was “catching on” at the watering hole and fittingly for an online innovation, word has been getting around on Twitter. He said: “There has been a lot of interest about it. Some of our regulars are very keen on it. Andy Bower and Tim Haire are two of our more influential customers. “They have been rabbiting on about it on Twitter and it seems to have had an effect because people have been re-tweeting the fact tha...

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