Newsagent’s in west Bohemia decides to use Bitcoin

11-12-2013

A family-owned newsagent’s shop in the west Bohemian Karlovy Vary has become the first store in the region to accept Bitcoins for payments. There are only around a dozen businesses in the Czech Republic outside of Prague that accept the electronic monetary unit, and few of them are shops. The Bitcoin was traded at around 19,000 crowns on Wednesday, though the exchange rate is very volatile.