Australians Can Now Buy Beer in Bitcoin at Sydney Pub
(CoinDesk) One of Sydney’s more ancient and traditional pubs is the unlikely place to be trialing one of the newest and innovative technologies of the modern day.
Forget sleek, contemporary and stylish, The Old Fitzroy is as character-filled as they come and is now Australia’s first known pub to start accepting Bitcoin. Publican Garry Pasfield will start taking bitcoins at the bar starting Sept. 29, at a launch event he is dubbing “Beer for Bitcoins.” He made the decision to accept the currency after hearing so much about it from his brother, and learning about it from members of Sydney’s Bitcoin meetup groups.
He is now hoping to capitalize on the Sydney market by becoming the first brick-and-mortar business in the city to take a virtual currency.