Melbourne just might become the bitcoin capital of Australia with the emerging digital currency steadily taking over the city. With the installation of Melbourne’s first bitcoin ATM at Emporium, customers can open an account and start buying their coin within a matter of minutes. Pair this with Melbourne-based bitcoin wallet app, CoinJar, and you’re ready to go.
The question is, where can you spend it? We’ve put together a list of businesses jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, eager to take your bitcoin…
An early adopter of bitcoin payments, Vera Chan lets you spend your digital dollars on their quirky range of handcrafted jewellery, clothes, bags and gifts, all carefully selected from around the globe.
Hungry? Hero Subs has embraced bitcoin in a big way. Not only can you use it to buy any their range of gourmet Brooklyn-style sandwiches, they’ve also created an exclusive sub only available to those who pay by bitcoin. That’s reason enough to get on board.
Roller Door Cafe
Early morning commuters can enjoy a bitcoin-powered coffee from Roller Door Café next to North Melbourne Station. This funky little café is also known for its cooked breakfasts, so you might want to stay and take a later train.
GlowGolf Docklands was the first family entertainment business in the country to accept bitcoin. If you haven’t experienced 18 holes of UV-lit glow in the dark minigolf, then you haven’t lived. Load up the e-wallet and bring the kids.
Pulo Pool Parlour
Pool parlour, bar and live music venue, the Pulo Pool Parlour is just the right venue for parties and corporate events. Let the boss open their digital wallet on this one while you literally rack ’em up.
Have you found any other places in Melbourne that accept bitcoin? Let us know below.