What’s the exchange rate for BipCoin to Zimbabwe dollars?

Yeah, that just happened. Incredible. I can not believe it. A man who mined THE BipCoin walked into the Bitcoin Shoppe and asked if he could use them to buy merchandise. Where else on Earth (or Alpha Centauri) would the answer be YES? We were prepared to accept his BipCoin at a rate of 0.01… Continue reading What’s the exchange rate for BipCoin to Zimbabwe dollars?

Erik Voorhees and Peter Schiff Debate

ReasonTV just uploaded the July 2nd debate between well-known investor and economic commentator Peter Schiff and Erik Voorhees, the CEO of Shapeshift. The debate question was if Bitcoin or a similar cryptocurrency would replace government issued fiat currency. The link is provided below it’s definitely worth a listen. Peter Schiff has done great work in… Continue reading Erik Voorhees and Peter Schiff Debate

Gold-Backed Tokens: Overheard in the Bitcoin Shoppe

A regular at the Shoppe mentioned something cool today. It’s an Ethereum token redeemable for physical precious metals. How? Well, the company hasn’t explained that yet. According to their website, they are first seeking permission from various “authorities” where they plan to serve customers. Their website says Coming Soon, but the last update was from… Continue reading Gold-Backed Tokens: Overheard in the Bitcoin Shoppe

CNN Covers Free State Bitcoin Shoppe, DASH in Portsmouth New Hampshire aka Bitcoin Village

I still can’t believe it. I just watched this video by CNN about a New Hampshire man who is able to live his entire life on cryptocurrency. I’ve come close, but he’s got even me beat. Truly an impressive feat. To learn his secret, watch this video: Amazing, Joël. Brilliantly done. You are welcome at… Continue reading CNN Covers Free State Bitcoin Shoppe, DASH in Portsmouth New Hampshire aka Bitcoin Village

Portsmouth Smoke and Vape | Bitcoin Preferred

The crypto-economy grew a little bit larger today when the popular downtown shop Portsmouth Smoke and Vape started accepting Ethereum, Dash, ZCash, Litecoin, and Bitcoin. Customers can now buy all the glass, incense, vaporizers, cleaning kits, tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and accessories they could possibly want — all using digital cash. They sell online too, so… Continue reading Portsmouth Smoke and Vape | Bitcoin Preferred

Bitcoin Meetup | Oar House

Last night’s bitcoin meetup was awesome. There were 12 people — the largest one yet! All different ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. There were a lot of Free Staters at this one — they were in town visiting the Bitcoin Shoppe and stayed to attend the meetup afterwards. Some conversation topics included: “What are blockchains?”… Continue reading Bitcoin Meetup | Oar House

Dollars Not Accepted, Free Staters Bet on Bitcoin with America’s First “Crypto-Only” Retail Shop

Although the new store opening today in Portsmouth, New Hampshire may appear to be another small town gift shop, it is the first store of its kind in the world. “We’ll take any crypto-currency: Dogecoin, Dash, Ether, Bitcoin…but no dollars, thank you,” says Steven Zeiler. He and Derrick Freeman are co-owners of Free State Bitcoin… Continue reading Dollars Not Accepted, Free Staters Bet on Bitcoin with America’s First “Crypto-Only” Retail Shop