Landscaper, Tutor Among Calgary-Area Businessmen Accepting Bitcoin, Other Digital Currencies

(Metro) Just one Bitcoin will buy you more than 20 hours reviewing formulas, periodic tables and neutron activation with tutor Stephen Christensen.

When winter thaws, Shawn Wright will pull a tree from your yard for two. In fact, he’ll even throw in a 10 percent discount as long as you stray from cash, debit and credit cards and instead offer up Bitcoins, Dogecoins or Litecoins.

The Calgary-area entrepreneurs — Christensen lives in Okotoks and Wright’s company, Rocky Mountain Landscaping and Tree Services operates in the city — appear to be among the first to accept so-called cryptocurrencies for services that have traditionally drawn payment of the plastic variety.