Gallery: Aussies buy their first Bitcoin-funded beers

Gallery: Aussies buy their first Bitcoin-funded beers

Summary: Bitcoins, QR codes, smartphones, tablets, and beer. For some, there is no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon at the pub.


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  • (Image: Alexander Taylor, CC-BY 3.0)

    Even the band is in on the act, displaying a QR code that will allow it to accept tips via Bitcoin.

  • (Image: Alexander Taylor, CC-BY 3.0)

    The crowd gathers to hear from the author of The Idiot's Guide to Bitcoin, Gustaf Van Wyk. The guide aims to help educate on how Bitcoin works, from its decentralisation to why mining exists.

  • (Image: Alexander Taylor, CC-BY 3.0)

    Van Wyk is currently in the process of raising funds on Pozible to publish a physical copy of the guide. Unfortunately, Pozible doesn't accept funding in Bitcoin at the moment, so he is accepting contributions in fiat currency.

Topics: E-Commerce, Emerging Tech

Michael Lee

About Michael Lee

A Sydney, Australia-based journalist, Michael Lee covers a gamut of news in the technology space including information security, state Government initiatives, and local startups.

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