The fast-growing group now consists of Bouchon-comptoir Brunet, a Lyon-based bouchon – a sort of eatery particular to the Lyon space.
The restaurant grew to become the primary within the metropolis to just accept BTC as a type of cost in 2021.
It now has a devoted Bitcoin part on its web site, comprising a rationale for utilizing BTC from the bouchon’s proprietor.
On October 21, the nation’s greatest newspaper, Le Figaro, reported that a few of the eatery’s menu gadgets at the moment are solely accessible to BTC-paying clients.
These embody a uncommon bottle of Chartreuse natural liqueur named la Reine des liqueurs, which is priced in Bitcoin at BTC 0.001 (just below $29 on the time of writing).
The eatery has proved successful for bitcoiners since adopting BTC in 2021, the media outlet reported.
Proprietor Benjamin Baldassini was quoted as stating:
“[Our customers] are sometimes strangers – individuals passing by way of town […] who know that we settle for this type of cost. They arrive to the restaurant to [spend their BTC].”
The restaurant has sought to spice up curiosity in BTC as a type of cost by making a “Bitcoin aperitif” occasion held on the primary Wednesday of each month whereby “solely BTC funds are licensed.”
The occasion is co-organized by one of many metropolis’s crypto advocacy teams.
Baldassini added that BTC was a “pure” selection of cost for Lyon retailers, significantly bouchons.
The media outlet wrote:
“The very id of the Lyon Bouchon is completely suited to the cryptocurrency ecosystem.”
And the proprietor defined:
“A Lyon Bouchon is above all a well-liked, pleasant place the place patrons freely criticize society. In a bouchon, individuals ask necessary questions and debate necessary world points. So, Bitcoin is sensible right here, because it calls into query the position of cash in our society.”
Baldassini claimed that BTC’s values had been in keeping with Guignol, the primary character in a puppet present that originated in Lyon within the lead-up to the French Revolution – and incorporates parts of social criticism.
“I actually like this expertise and I requested myself how I might assist as many individuals as potential undertake the coin.”
However the bouchon just isn’t the one BTC-friendly venue in Lyon. Per CoinATMRadar, town is host to 2 BTC ATMs.
French Shops Rush to Undertake BTC, Crypto in 2023
A quick-growing group of BTC and altcoin-friendly retailers is rising in France.
In June, the procuring malls L’Heure Tranquille in Excursions, Les Rives de l’Orne in Caen, Muse in Metz, and Metal in Saint-Étienne announced their stores would begin accepting payment in a range of cryptoassets.
A big Parisian pharmacy additionally started accepting crypto funds this 12 months.
Additionally in March, Burger King’s Paris branches put in new mobile phone charging stations that accept crypto pay.
In August, the French authorities amended the national crypto regulatory framework in line with the EU-created MiCA licensing system.
The brand new rules are set to return into pressure on January 1 subsequent 12 months.