22 Aug '13, 12pm

Bitcoin takes off in Berlin

Bitcoin takes off in Berlin

BERLIN – If you visit a bar, cafe or restaurant off the beaten tourist path in Germany’s capital city, it’s usually best not to count on your credit card. Business owners in Berlin offer various explanations as to why they accept cash only: Some cite fees as the problem, others worry about fraud, and a few surprisingly honest souls admit they would simply rather not be taxed. But if you visit Room 77 in the district of Kreuzberg for a meal and some live music, you don’t need cash or a credit card. In fact, you don’t even need euros — if you own Bitcoin, that is. “I believe in honest money — gold, silver and Bitcoin,” reads a sign behind Joerg Platzer’s bar. Here you can pay your tab with the virtual currency, created in 2009 as a decentralized alternative to dollars, euros and other government-backed tender. All you have to do is enter your total into a Bitcoin wallet on y...

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