Bitcoin Adoption in Thailand Led by Tourism Industry

By Kevin Helms Apr 18, 2017 8:00 AM EDT

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The Bitcoin scaling debate affects some businesses more than others, but few real-world businesses have the volume to watch Bitcoin’s momentum react to it like the tourist hotspot, the Pattaya Beer Garden. Bitcoin.com discussed adoption trends in Thailand with Peter Noid, the proprietor of this large and popular restaurant and bar located in the Southern city of Pattaya.

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Bitcoin Accepted at the Pattaya Beer Garden

With seating for 400 and “around 2,000 visitors a day,” the Pattaya Beer Garden started accepting bitcoin in early 2014 when the Thai government first eased its stance on

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