Cigar Industry Receives Bitcoin Boost

(CoinDesk) It seems Hong Kong’s goo-filled ASIC mining facilities and jazz-playing cigar bars have at least one thing in common: Bitcoin.

Australia’s largest premium cigar retailer, Brisbane-based Fine Cigars Australia began accepting the currency after receiving several email requests from customers.

The company’s general manager, Matthew Mroczek, said he and the company were already comfortable with Bitcoin by that stage. Fine Cigars Australia accepts Bitcoin directly into a personal wallet without using any payment processor, and even uses Bitcoin at stages further up the supply chain.