31 Jan '14, 10am

You Can Now Pump Gas for Bitcoin in the Rocky Mountains

You Can Now Pump Gas for Bitcoin in the Rocky Mountains

A gas station in the US now lets customers fill up with bitcoin, making it likely to be the first business that allows the purchase of fossil fuel using cryptocurrency. The station has completed eight transactions since it began accepting bitcoin at the start of January, according to the store’s owner, Shahzad Sarwar. “I started taking bitcoin, above all, to support the bitcoin community,” he said. The gas station, in Greeley, Colorado, is called Cosmic Market and also has a convenience store attached. Here you will find proof of Sarwar’s fervent support for the digital currency writ large on the wall. “Bitcoin accepted here. Take the power back. Let the banks eat cake!” a poster proudly proclaims. The number of Cosmic Market customers that have the ability to pay in bitcoin is tiny right now, but they are certainly happy that such a service exists. When Sarwar announced h...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/pump-gas-for-bitcoin-in-the-us/

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