Speculating on Bitcoin is all well and good, but what about real world purchasing? Well, there are a few enterprising corners dotted around the United Kingdom where brave business people have begun offering bitcoin payments. Just see Bitcoin Travel for examples, two of which can be found in the venerable city of Cambridge (which has a proud history of computer science).
His pint was purchased at The Haymakers (Cambridge), which is owned by a company run by a former Cambridge University computer scientist, Stephen Early. Early had installed the system and says that he believes this pint constituted the first Bitcoin transaction in Cambridge.
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