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The top 10 cities for bitcoin payments

by LLB Reporter
28th Sep 18 7:02 am

With Bitcoin-accepting venues spanning attractions, shops, restaurants, bars, lodging, transport, sports and more, these cities are paving the way for a fintech-fuelled future. Bitcoin Hotspots reveals the world’s best cities to spend the cryptocurrency, how many venues accept Bitcoin as a payment method and the types of venues that accept the payment method, with surprising results….
For instance, Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, tops the list ahead of tech savvy San Francisco. Prague has a whopping 154 venues, including 12 ATMs that are supportive of the leading cryptocurrency.

Though it may not come as a surprise to see the likes of London and New York within the top ten, Buenos Aires outranks both capital cities, claiming 2nd place with 130 separate venues.

Known for its picturesque mountains and endless number of ski resorts, rural Vienna may not spring to mind; however, it takes 9th place.

Perhaps one of the most surprising stats is the distinct lack of Chinese and Japanese cities that make it into the top ten. Tokyo is often hailed as a technology paradise yet has failed to adopt Bitcoin as quickly as European cities.

Meanwhile, China doesn’t get a look in despite the ever-increasing popularity of NEO, which remains one of the leading cryptocurrencies on Coin Market Cap and is often dubbed “Chinese Ethereum”.

Bitcoin hotspots: The top ten cities that accept Bitcoin payments

RankingCityNumber of Venues
1stPrague154
2ndBuenos Aires130
3rdSan Francisco111
4thLondon102
5thMadrid97
6thArnhem86
7thBogota85
8thNew York80
9thVienna79
10thBerlin77

 

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