A Bitcoin Embassy is an educational center where you can ask Bitcoin questions, use the computers to buy Bitcoins, and go to weekly seminars to learn more about mining and everything dealing with digital currencies like Bitcoin.
The location for Amsterdam’s Bitcoin Embassy is Zeedijk 43, next to “Hofje van Wijs”. At Hofje van Wijs, customers can sit down for food and/or drinks, and check out using Bitcoin as a payment method. It is interesting to note there is a Bitcoin ATM present at the location as well.
Canada is represented by the 14,000 sq ft Bitcoin Embassy, in the heart of Montreal. Poland has Ambasada Bitcoin since the summer, which is also the very first in Europe. The Bitcoin Embassy in Tel Aviv, Isreal has been open for over a year and headed the charge into cryptocurrency in the Middle East. La Maison du Bitcoin (The House of Bitcoin) opened it’s doors to Paris on May 13th, 2014, the day after Ambasada Poland opened in Warsaw.
Creating a Bitcoin Embassy in Amsterdam as a way of giving Bitcoin a physical presence in the capital of The Netherlands would not be possible without sponsors. Rubion, BitBay, Blocktrail and MrBitcoin have joined forces in order to make this project a reality.
The Bitcoin Embassy Amsterdam is a non-profit initiative striving to be an approachable platform for all Bitcoiners, whether they are experienced or novice users. The venue can be used for meetups, conferences and even a flexible workplace for everything Bitcoin-related.
Furthermore, Bitcoin Embassy Amsterdam will be offering showcases in regards to newly created cryptocurrency products, both hailing from Amsterdam as well as beyond. These products are then to be sold at the little shop, which can be found inside the Bitcoin Embassy Amsterdam building.
“At the Embassy you will find comprehensive and dependable knowledge relating to Bitcoin and the entire crypto-currency ecosystem. A place, for all walks of local and global community: inquirers, users, developers, start ups, investors, entrepreneurs, media etc. We have our Bitcoin Cafe where you can have tea or coffee while you talk and share latest news from the decentralized digital currencies world. We have our Bitcoin Shop with all the gadgets and security products to protect your bitcoin. We have our own BTM selling bitcoins and altcoins. We have our Bitcoin Restaurant where you can eat drink while you are watching the sunset at our mining rig. Of course you can pay with BTC too. Everyone is invited, information is free, we are driven by openness and clarity. We are not a ‘for profit’ organization, yet we serves as a facilitator/platform for bitcoin initiatives. To The Moon!”
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