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‘Mystery Man’ Gets Berlin Shop to Accept Bitcoin Directly , Drop BitPay

‘Mystery Man’ Gets Berlin Shop to Accept Bitcoin Directly , Drop BitPay

An ice cream shop in Berlin’s trendy Friedrichshain district has revealed that a conversation with an unknown “super nice” guy spurred them to spearhead Bitcoin adoption with the local crowd.

That unknown guy turned out to own been the legendary Bitcoin (BTC) evangelist and educator Andreas Antonopoulos, as a Nov. 21 Twitter thread from the retailer, “Chipi Chipi Bombón,” revealed.

Andreas Antonopoulos spreads knowledge

Everything began in an exceedingly native burger bar.

“We started acceptive Bitcoin in Gregorian calendar month of this year. At area 77 I met a guy who was super nice & explained to me all the fundamentals about Bitcoin & got me interested in obtaining BTC myself rather than using BitPay & receiving euros. the next day I found out he was Andreas Antonopoulos.”

The thread continues to outline that paving the method toward crypto entrepreneurship began with obtaining a Trezor hardware wallet for cold storage and starting to directly accept Bitcoin via the open-source payment processor BTCPay Server.

Weeks later, the shop began acceptive payments via the second-layer scalability solution Lightning Network, later taking its frozen dessert and hot chocolate to Berlin’s Lightning Conference. The thread continues:

“I’m convinced that small retailers like ours are a really vital factor to bitcoin growth.

When non bitcoiners see more businesses accepting bitcoin, they'll begin to prevent fearing it and would get additional curious about it and would really like to be a part of it.”

The since-exposed Antonopoulos responded positively on Twitter, writing:

“You took the hassle to totally perceive cryptocurrency and therefore the implications of how you'll better run your business with it. additional small businesses got to do precisely this. Amazing.”

Judging by alternative responses to the thread, it cannot hurt the industry’s future that these native Bitcoin pioneers conjointly happen to make “superb” gelato.

Bitcoin Gelato Day

Perhaps the foremost famous culinary crypto report can stay forever related to may 22, 2010 — the day the first-ever purchase with Bitcoin was created for an order of 2 pizzas at a value of ten,000 BTC. In today’s costs, that will be an almost $80 million takeaway.

Today the milestone is celebrated every year as Bitcoin pizza pie Day.

This October, the French national branch of Domino's pizza launched an ordering competition, providing the winner a prize of $110,000 in Bitcoin or cash.

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