Great news from Eastern Europe. A big electronics shop accepts Bitcoin payments for their products!
Eastern Europe is after the western trend after one of the biggest PC Components & Electronics E-shop, PcGarage.ro, announced that they will accept Bitcoin as a payment method.
PCGarage is a shop dedicated to electronic goods, especially PC’s, laptops, tablets, smartphones, TV’s, printers, software, and many other electronic products or accessories. All this was possible due to a payment processor called Netopia MobilPay that takes payments via Credit Cards, SMS & Bitcoin for merchants.
You may be curious, in what country is this happening, and you may be surprised to find out that we talk about Romania, a country wich seems that is trying to accept more and more cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin.
This is great news because it is a sign that eastern Europe is trying to be more open-minded when it comes to Bitcoin.
There are other shops in Romania, as big as PCGarage.ro, we have actually communicated about another big e-shop a few months ago about F64.ro Retailer, these guys are between the first big e-shops to start accepting Bitcoin payments and it seems that they already have success with this new and innovative feature. Even if you may not believe it, Romania has a lot of acceptance for Bitcoin, and people are using it more and more, and now they have one more shop to spend their Bitcoins. There is low if none resistance to Bitcoin from the Romanian authorities which is something normal if we consider that Romania even if it has the lowest wages in all Europe, it has and hosts the greatest minds in IT from the continent. Here most of European Startups start growing and develop , looking for young talents to support their ideas. In Romania you can buy Bitcoin at almost any shop center or market, by using ZebraPay terminals, it also has 2 ATM’s where you can withdrawal your Bitcoins to FIAT.
I do think Romania should be considered one important meeting center for Bitcoin enthusiasts, startups & investors.
We salute this big step and we can only hope that more big shops, from Eastern Europe, will follow this example of innovation and great business opportunity.