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.
London BlackCoin Meet & Coinkite Demo Saturday 14th June 12pm+
Its fast approaching the meet on Saturday, I hope you are all as excited as I am. :) The event will be taking place at the Pembury Tavern in Hackney, London. The Pembury Tavern was the first Pub in the UK to start taking Bitcoin as a payment so its the perfect choice of venue to hold the UK's first BlackCoin event. The pub is also well known for stocking a wide variety of beers and ales. https://www.individualpubs.co.uk/pembury/photos/bar-panorama.jpg Getting to the pub is very easy by train. It is opposite Hackney Downs train station and just a 5 minute walk down Amhurst Road from Hackney Central. A number of buses including the 253 and 38 stop near by so getting there should not be a problem. 90 Amhurst Rd, Hackney E8 1JH The event starts at 12pm and will be running all day (and possibly night). Vizique will be coming along with a Coinkite terminal so we can all check it out and maybe trade a few coins. There may also be some freebies and give-aways. :) Its the perfect opportunity for some of us in the UK to meet, check out a Coinkite and discuss ideas, projects & the future of BlackCoin. I will be bringing my laptop with me so we may even be able to live stream the event to the rest of the community. Help spread the word on social media, bring your friends, sister, mother, father, brother your nan and don't forget to bring some coins with you. For those of you that are planning on coming around 12pm, need travel advice or are coming from outside of London or the the country please do send me a message. I look forward to meeting you all. :)
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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.
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 ... Located in the heart of Hackney, The Pembury Tavern sits between Hackney Downs Station and Hackney Central Station, directly opposite the Five Points brewery and on the landmark ‘five points’ junction from which The Five Points Brewing Company takes its name. The Pembury Tavern was relaunched in Autumn 2018 following a five week long refurbishment and restoration. Expect 22 lines of beer ... The Pembury Tavern (Individual Pubs Limited), in Hackney, is a preferred hangout for local residents. The menu consists of quality food and drink and the staff/pub goers are all friendly. The native Bitcoin enthusiasts held their regular meeting at the pub last Sunday afternoon (June 23). We joined the meet-up and recorded an interview with Stephen Early, the landlord as part of the upcoming ... The Bitcoin Boozer: East London pub becomes first in Britain to accept virtual currency as payment. Pembury Tavern in Hackney, east London, now accepting digital currency The tavern is located in East London’s borough of Hackney. However, the owner had to iron out some little bugs along the way that have been fixed quite quickly. “ It’s been a fun experiment. It’s certainly been worth the time I have put into it ” the pub owner told us. He will continue to provide food, drinks and games for all that want to pay with regular money or with Bitcoin. A ...
Braindance - Get your own beer - Live at the Pembury Tavern, Hackney
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