You can not think of bitcoin market, such as North Korea
In 2015, the number of businesses bitcoin has been 100000. With many mature bitcoin companies like Coinbase, Bitpay and Coinify in the business continued to expand, a wide range of Europe and Asia are using bitcoin. A single Bitapay company from 2015 to 2013 was completed 800000 transactions worth $260 million.
The development and application of global bitcoin, promoting some of the most remote areas of the world’s most difficult to imagine in the virtual currency, Such as North Korea, Tenerife, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Sultan, Siberia and the sahara.
Korea tour in the pro bitcoin travel guide, a Reddit anonymous user BitcoinDPRK from the North transfer $100 to a Florida Rangers’ s Outpost Sean overseas center.
A visitor to North Korea in January 2014 to watch the Dennis Rodman basketball, he said: “I think this is the first time North Korea reported transactions in the block chain.”
During the trip, the tourists give some notes and some mBTC to the Korean tour.
In 2015, the North Korean capital of Pyongyang has a bar and two restaurants listed on Coinmap.org, which supports bitcoin applications.
However, North Korea only some designated candidates can use the network, most of the government officials and their families, bitcoin development prospects in North Korea is particularly difficult, especially compared with South korea.
Nevertheless, the dispersion of P2P currency can successfully enter the world’s most isolated country is gratifying.
Tenerife is the most populous island for the Spanish population, is located in the center of Canary Islands, 300 kilometers from the coast of africa. The island in five star hotels and luxury famous, there are currently 12 bitcoin related businesses, salons, clothing, apartment and hotel industry.
As a gathering zone rich, Tenerife has been affected by European travelers, also began to accept bitcoin payments shops.
Not far from Tenerife, there is a Dakhla Lagoon camp in the Western Sahara line is windsurfing, swimming and watch the dolphin gold tourism zone. The area can be through the online booking platform Adormo using bitcoin payment.
Online chat when asked whether they received confirmation of bitcoin, Adormo replied: “yes, we can do.”
Republic of Kazakhstan is the inland country in the world. In Almaty, the largest city in the country, there are also some bitcoin businesses. In addition to recognize bitcoin Law Corporation and rental shops, major electronics retailer Satam Kazakhstan also received bitcoin.
The sale of Satam phones, computers, cameras and air conditioning price discounts of up to 30%.
Third African countries Sultan has a bitcoin businesses nationwide. The company called Visa4Sudan, for users to apply for visa and MasterCard debit card, while providing local bitcoin exchange business.
Pakistan has 1.8 billion, 3 bitcoin enterprises nationwide. They are Ishraqi (clothing store), D.I.T Planet (Information Technology) and is located in Karachi, a local research center. Karachi is Pakistan’s most popular metropolis.
There is a car repair factory “Voltage” in Siberia, a city of Norilsk, it also receives the bitcoin. Despite the vast land of Russia does have some bitcoin businesses, but Voltage is the first to support you from foreign payment bitcoin in Russia, is the only one in the Arctic Circle in the bitcoin businesses.
The world’s eighteenth largest country in Iran has 78 million residents, there is a only accept bitcoin company Persian Shoes, which specializes in handmade shoes, located in Isfahan, in the shoe industry for over 70 years, in addition to bitcoin does not support any payment.
The land area ranked 18 in the world, Iran has 78 million residents, there is a only accept bitcoin company Persian Shoes, which specializes in handmade shoes, is located in Isfahan, involved in the footwear industry for more than 70 years, in addition to bitcoin does not support any payment.
The company mentioned: “The problem is that most of the payment system in Iran is not willing to support us or cause a huge crisis of our enterprise. We are willing to accept other forms of payment, but incapable of action.”
Bitcoin global reach
With bitcoin in application and global influence continues to expand, even though many remote countries also started to accept it. While bitcoin supporters also actively promote and publicize it to the digital currency benefits businesses.
Although bitcoin used in Kazakhstan and North Korea these countries not the recent legalization, but some business owners seem to have begun to realize its benefits, especially with other related applications in tourism oriented economy or the country.