You may have heard it by now, the The Netherlands are pushing Bitcoin adoption forward with some very interesting initiatives. Arnhem Bitcoinstad (or Arnhem Bitcoincity in English) is one of those projects, where merchants, stores, cafes and even a hotel are all accepting Bitcoin as we speak.
The Arnhem Bitcoinstad initiative started earlier this year, on May 28th, and has taken off ever since. Whereas there were 15 local businesses where you could pay with Bitcoin on May 28th, that number has now doubled in less than six months.
The latest business to join the Bitcoin party is Cyclenation, a local trendy bike shop featuring a rather unique collection of bikes. After finding out more about what Bitcoin is and how it works, the owner decided to start accepting Bitcoin. In-store payments can be done through BitKassa, which allows merchants to accept BItcoin payments and receive the value in fiat currency.
With 30 local businesses accepting Bitcoin, Arnhem has the largest local concentration of entrepreneurs accepting Bitcoin in the world. And the best part about is not only bars and cafes are accepting Bitcoin payments, but more and more everyday stores are seeing the value of digital currency payments as well.