Don't feel like using that money "The Man" gives you for your curry fries? Street in Portsmouth apparently accepts cryptocurrency as payment.


It is hard to figure out whether or not a store wants us to insert our credit cards, or swipe them. For libertarian-minded folk they have to also determine whether or not a business will let them use their fancy digital currency.

Small businesses haven't really jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, but you can find a couple of them giving it a shot in most areas. Street in Portsmouth is just hip enough to implement the payment system in their restaurant, according to Free Keene.

What is Bitcoin? CoinDesk defines it as "a form of digital currency, created and held electronically. No one controls it. Bitcoins aren’t printed, like dollars or euros – they’re produced by people, and increasingly businesses, running computers all around the world, using software that solves mathematical problems."

So basically it is digital money outside of regulations that is made by equations. The currency is a big hit with libertarians and anyone else looking to get their money away from the "Big Bad Government."

No wonder it is such a hit with the Free State Project in New Hampshire and the other would-be anarchists who want to secede from society. Too bad it has problems of its own to deal with.

I've never used Bitcoin because that is a monetary roller coaster I'd like to hold off on for now. I do love Street's food though and appreciate them trying something new that other small businesses might steer clear from. We'll see how many people actually pay for their Bibimbap with those digital dollars.

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