Chicago Ready to Host a Flourishing Bitcoin Economy

(CoinDesk) On Jan. 7, the temperature in Chicago was -4 degrees Farenheit. That evening, a Tuesday, nearly 40 people ventured out in to the Arctic conditions and gathered at the Atlas Brewing Company for beer and food. The reason? Bitcoin.

In a city with a population of 2.7 million, 40 people at a Bitcoin meetup is clearly a drop in the ocean. But Bitcoin’s Chicago cheerleaders say it’s a sign of a dedicated community, one they say is growing. What’s more, they argue, the city is ripe to host a flourishing Bitcoin economy.