25 Jun '13, 5am

Bitcoin now accepted in London pub. In Hack-ney, of course

7 shortcuts to losing your data (and probably your job!) A pub in East London has become the first in Britain to accept Bitcoin in lieu of real money. The Pembury Tavern, in Hackney, is within easy reach of Shoreditch by fixed-speed bike and is a favourite haunt of the area's many varieties of hipster (as opposed to the area's equally numerous drug-dealing community, another group who occasionally favour bitcoins). It now accepts the virtual currency, along with its sister establishments in Cambridge, Norwich and Peterborough. The man who founded the pub chain, Stephen Early, decided to give the online currency a go and has now sold something in the region of £800 of Bitcoin-bankrolled booze. He said: "I really didn't expect that wave of enthusiasm and people coming in to try it out. There is a certain novelty value." The landlord first became interested in Bitcoin in 2011...

Full article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/25/bitcoins_now_acce...

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