Creating use cases for Bitcoin is not a very difficult task, but we could always use more ways to spend digital currency as an everyday consumer. And what better way to achieve that goal than by giving people more options to buy food and drinks with Bitcoin? Simon’s Hot Dogs in Sedona, Arizona is now accepting Bitcoin payments for their Colombian style Hot Dogs!
Bitcoin in Arizona Rather on the Low
With all of the debacle going on in the United States regarding Bitcoin regulation, one of the states you hardly ever hear being mentioned is Arizona. But that doesn’t mean there is no Bitcoin-related activity taking place in this state, as they do have a meetup group and a Bitcoin ATM located over there.
The Arizona Bitcoin Meetup group is hosting a coming together every third Saturday of the month, in Tempe. These meetups are dubbed “Satoshi Square Trading Event” and take place at the Wildflower Bread Company. The reason why these monthly meetups are focusing on trading is because Satoshi Square Trading Event is an offline open-air exchange of Bitcoin, gold and silver.
Not only are you able to buy Bitcoin from local leading experts in the digital currency industry during these monthly meetups, but there is also an interest in precious metals. A most intriguing idea, considering how many analysts compare Bitcoin to the “gold rush” old, even though that comparison is only valid up to a certain extent.
It is interesting to note how the Arizona Bitcoin Meetup group has held 56 events so far, with number 57 just around the corner. And with 211 members, this is one of the most active Meetup groups in the United States to date. Definitely an interesting Bitcoin Meetup group to keep an eye on, especially if you live in Arizona.
On the other hand, Arizona is home to one Bitcoin ATM right now, which can be found at Cousin Vinny Pizza & Pasta in Peoria, AZ. This robocoin Kiosk is a two-way Bitcoin ATM, meaning that anyone can exchange fiat currency to Bitcoin and vice versa. Do keep in mind there are certain limits in place for buying and selling, as the machine has a US$2,000 daily limit.
However, such a two-way Bitcoin ATM would not be successful if it wasn’t accessible to customers. And Cousin Vinny Pizza & Pasta is accessible every day of the week, depending on the open hours of course. It is also interesting to note this machine is operated by Arizona’s own Fortress BTC.
Simon’s Hot Dogs
Slowly but surely, Bitcoin acceptance in Arizona is on the rise. The latest addition to the list of places to spend BTC is Simon’s Hot Dogs in Sedona, AZ. And don’t be mistaken in thinking this is your average hot dog joint either, as Simon’s Hot Dogs has won several awards and recognitions over the years. Just a few years ago, in 2012, Simon’s Hot Dogs was mentioned in “The West Best Road Food: Hot Dogs & Sausages” by Sunset Magazine.
On their menu, you will find various specialties, such as Colombian Hot Dogs – available with Beef, Veggie or Vegan – or Tokyo Madness – including Wasabi mayo and Teriyaki onions. There is a little bit for everyone to be found here, as they also serve nachos, chili beans, a meatball sandwich and malcitos. All of which can be paid in Bitcoin, by the way!
And during the month of June 2015, they will offer a 25% discount on your order total if you pay in Bitcoin!
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