Typically bitcoins are bought using traditional currency from a bitcoin "Exchanger", although due to strict anti-money laundering controls, the process can can be tricky.
A user can then withdraw those bitcoins by sending them back to an exchanger like Mt Gox, the best known bitcoin exchange, in return for cash.
It is now possible to actually spend bitcoins without exchanging them for traditional currency first in a few British pubs, including the Pembury Tavern in Hackney, London, for instance.
On 29 October, the world's first bitcoin ATM also went online in Vancouver, Canada, which scans a user's palm before letting them buy or sell bitcoins for cash.
A small group of hardcore users also generate extra bitcoins by "Mining" for them - a process that requires computers to perform the calculations needed to make the digital currency work, in exchange for a share of the built-in inflation.
In August, Germany recognised bitcoin as a "Unit of account", allowing the country to tax users or creators of the digital currency.
How we can help Contact us. Wednesday, Sep 2nd 2020 7PM 81°F 10PM 79°F 5-Day Forecast 7PM 81°F 10PM 79°F 5-Day Forecast I paid a visit to the UK’s first Bitcoin-friendly boozer, the Pembury Tavern in Hackney, which started accepting it in June. My friend, a “Bitcoin believer”, treated me to a pint of foaming, nut-brown ale. Our barman used special software on his till to create a unique QR code (the square barcodes you may have spotted popping up on ... It’s a “real ale pub” located in Cambridge, that accepts Bitcoin over the counter. 5. The Pembury Tavern. Located in Hackney, East London, The Pembury Tavern is also part of the group Individual Pubs. 6. The White Lion. The Brits sure love their Bitcoin beers. Bitcoin has only been around since 2008, but it has already given life to exchanges, hedge funds and now an ATM. We met the cryptocurrency's biggest supporters at the bitcoin conference in London. One year ago, the Pembury Tavern became the first London pub to accept bitcoin. CoinDesk revisits Hackney to celebrate.
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