Japan’s electronics market began to use Bitcoin


nnnAkihabara street is advancing with the times, and many stores use Bitcoin as a way to pay. Recently, the region launched a campaign to integrate high-tech digital money, the region is expected to lead the digital currency as a means of payment large-scale movement. While the Japanese BIC Camera appliance department store Akihabara new store also opened this week, and began to use Bitflyer to accept Bitcoin payment. At the same time by Coincheck for the Japanese retail giant Recruitment Lifestyle to build the support of Bitcoal POS applications are also ready to stationed in 260,000 stores.n
nnTranslation: Clovern
nJapan’s famous electronics market Akihabara (Akihabara) Avenue with the times, a number of stores using Bitcoin as a way to pay.n
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nWhat is Akihabara street?n
nThe area has a wide variety of shops, from computer and gaming systems to home appliances and entertainment equipment, and the merchandise sold is readily available. At the same time the region has also developed into a popular destination for gamers, and is building a strong animation / Japanese comic sub-culture.n
nAkihara Street’s high-tech electronics store attracts a large number of tourists and local residents to visit, but until recently, the electronics market still only accept the formal legal tender. And now, the region has launched a campaign to integrate high-tech digital money, as you would expect in a region that is proud of technology and sophisticated devices.n
nIt is expected that the region will lead the large-scale use of digital money as a payment system movement, but to be honest, Akihabara’s start has been relatively slow.n
nAt present, only a small number of stores accept digital money, but we can see the rapid growth in the acceptance of digital money.n
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nWhy is it so important?n
nJapan BIC Camera electrical department store to create this way as a means of payment, as its Akihabara new store opened this week, and began to use Bitflyer to accept Bitcoin payment. Other stores that paid for digital money earlier included Ark Computer’s use of Bitcoin and the most popular Monacoin as a way of payment.n
nRetail stores accept and use the momentum of Bitcoin is also rapidly developing this week, the Japanese retail giant Recruitment Lifestyle confirmed that its support for Bitco sales terminal (POS) applications are ready to stationed in 260,000 stores.n
nIn Japan, Bitcoin’s momentum as a functional currency is not only reflected in retail and technology stores. In the same area of ​​the property management company Dualtrap also through the local trading platform Coincheck accepted the way to pay the way.n
nAkihabara restaurant such as the Swiss restaurant Au Tokyoite also accepted this digital currency as a way of payment.n
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nJapan is still in the process of determining the use of Bitcoin in the store is still a little bit of exploration and experiment, led by Coincheck to create Recruitment Lifestyles payment application has not yet completed.n
nHowever, many stores are accepting smart cards such as Suica and Pasmo, and there are news that they have plans to convert these smart cards into Bitcoin hardware wallet.n

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