Local anarchists used a Brussels bar to make crypto payments. According to the owners, bitcoin is the money of tomorrow. It is the first establishment to confuse coins with pints in the Belgian capital, they claim.
The Dolle Mol Bar on rue des Éperonniers will take your crypto
Dolle Mol is a cafe-bar in Brussels that accepts cryptocurrency for the drinks it serves. The famous anarchist bar on rue des Éperonniers has become one of the first establishments of its kind in the Belgian city to support crypto as a payment option, its owners claim.
A group of young Belgians renovated the bar in the past two years. “Coffee must evolve with the times,” said Grégoire, one of the owners, quoted by the Belgian English-speaking news portal The Bulletin. He explained the following:
Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are the future’s money. This new payment method will allow everyone to purchase a pint.
Although the owner acknowledges that there has not been any customer who wants to pay using cryptocurrencies yet, the service was just recently launched. It will be a while before cryptocurrency users realize this.
“We’re just accepting it and people don’t really know it yet,” Grégoire told the Bulletin. “There’s a sticker on the door that says it clearly, but that’s about it. It’s a bit like the Internet in the 90s, ”adds the entrepreneur.
The regulation of cryptocurrency in Belgium and Brussels remains unclear, as the publication notes in its Report. “I have the impression that there is not really a clear and tight regulation, notes Grégoire. This is why the bar is simple and safe.
“If you want to pay a pint with, say, bitcoin, you can easily do that with a QR code. The money will then be placed in our personal bank account, and we will put this amount in the cash register, ”explained the Belgian.
In the EU, crypto payments are not yet covered. The European Commission adopted last year a digital finance package which will guide the future of the European fintech sector.
It also includes a new legislative proposal called Markets in Crypto-Assets.Mica() which aims at introducing rules for digital currencies. The Union is also looking at amending its anti money laundering directive to ban anonymous crypto wallets.
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