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List of UK organisations who take Bitcoin
I have set up this thread to record all the UK organisations that are taking Bitcoin. This first post will be regularly edited to keep the list up to date. I find it frustrating that I cannot spend my BTC in more places in the UK! So I have personally been targeting local organisations to tell them about Bitcoin and provide them with support to start accepting it; many of the names listed here are a direct result of my efforts mainly in Brighton and London. I hope this list will encourage other organisations in the UK to start accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment. So if you take Bitcoin and are not listed here please post and I will add you. We want to hear your story.
CoinMap.org shows organisations on OpenStreetMap who accept Bitcoin. Its a wiki map so if you're organisation is not shown hear you can add yourself for free. A list of wallet and payment methods can be found here if you want to set up your organisation to start taking Bitcoin. Selection Criteria: MetaLair have also created some leaflets to help promote Bitcoin to organisations. These are currently available for global%2026.03.14.pdf), UK%2026.03.14.pdf) and Brighton%2026.03.14.pdf) organisations. They are provided as free to use; so please print these and start canvassing organisations near you!
Organisation must have presence in the UK, Isle of Man, Bailiwick of Guernsey, Bailiwick of Jersey or Shetland Islands or target goods and services specifically at those regions.
Organisation must state clearly that they accept cryptocurrency as payment; e.g. on their website or at their physical shop counter.
It must be clear (in the opinion of the OP) what goods or services an organisation is providing.
Goods or services must be available, i.e. not a kickstarter project or pre-order.
This is list is maintained concurrently with its original on BitcoinTalk.org. Please be aware some websites may contain malware that could steal your cryptocurrency. No assertion is given for the authenticity of the organisations listed here or quality of the goods and services they provide. Myself and reddit.com cannot be held responsible for the contents of other websites. If you like what I'm doing or have benefited from my efforts please consider donating to MetaLair, they need your support.
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Typically bitcoins are bought using traditional currency from a bitcoin "Exchanger", although due to strict anti-money laundering controls, the process can can be tricky. A user can then withdraw those bitcoins by sending them back to an exchanger like Mt Gox, the best known bitcoin exchange, in return for cash. It is now possible to actually spend bitcoins without exchanging them for traditional currency first in a few British pubs, including the Pembury Tavern in Hackney, London, for instance. On 29 October, the world's first bitcoin ATM also went online in Vancouver, Canada, which scans a user's palm before letting them buy or sell bitcoins for cash. A small group of hardcore users also generate extra bitcoins by "Mining" for them - a process that requires computers to perform the calculations needed to make the digital currency work, in exchange for a share of the built-in inflation. In August, Germany recognised bitcoin as a "Unit of account", allowing the country to tax users or creators of the digital currency.
The Pembury Tavern in Hackney is one of those pubs. On 23 May it became one of the first pubs in the United Kingdom to accept Bitcoin payments -- along with its sister pubs in Cambridge, Norwich ... One year ago, the Pembury Tavern became the first London pub to accept bitcoin. CoinDesk revisits Hackney to celebrate. The first bar/tavern in the UK where one could order a drink and pay with Bitcoin has celebrated its first year of introducing Bitcoin as a payment method. We are talking about the Pembury Tavern. The tavern is located in East London’s borough of Hackney. Stephen Early, a Cambridge University computer scientist-turned-pub owner, decided to accept Bitcoin as a viable currency at The Pembury Tavern in Hackney, east London. Early’s sister bars in ... By Jon Stibbs. London’s bitcoin hotspot is the Pembury Tavern – this Hackney gastro-boozer takes the cryptocurrency and has become a meeting point for the “Bitcoin Billionaires”. Steve, the barman, tells me this group would buy and sell the currency by the pool table near the disabled toilet. Some of this group of chaps – and they are mostly chaps – were early adopters who bought ...
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Playing on the Bar Billiards table in the Pembury Tavern, Hackney. There is no shortage of places to spend your bitcoin in London these days. But last summer, The Pembury Tavern became the first pub in London to start accept... The next video is starting stop. Loading... Watch Queue The next video is starting stop. Loading... Watch Queue The next video is starting stop. Loading... Watch Queue