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Dec 25, 2013

From eatery to meetup, entrepreneurs increasingly accepting ‘bitcoins’ in India

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By Indu Nandakumar, ET Bureau
BANGALORE: Tarun Thadani, the proprietor of a vintage-themed pizza outlet in the posh Worli area of MumbaiWhile bitcoin gains in popularity in India, entrepreneurs and investors say they are concerned about the RBI’s stance on the digital currency. (AFP), thinks he is making history. On Saturday, his restaurant Kolonial announced that its patrons can pay in bitcoins instead of rupees, thus laying claim to the title of being India’s first eatery to accept the new-age currency. “Right now, people are a bit sceptical about bitcoins, but it’s going to become big. I am testing the waters,” said Thadani, 30, who is a bitcoin owner and a host to several bitcoin meetups at Kolonial.
The only other business establishment in India which accepts bitcoins is Mumbai’s Castle Blue spa and salon. In Bangalore, the technology startup accelerator Microsoft Ventures Accelerator is doing its bit for bitcoin by lending its office space to host the country’s first Bitcoin meetup of 2014 in India’s tech capital.

BANGALORE: Tarun Thadani, the proprietor of a vintage-themed pizza outlet in the posh Worli area of Mumbai, thinks he is making history. On Saturday, his restaurant Kolonial announced that its patrons can pay in bitcoins instead of rupees, thus laying claim to the title of being India’s first eatery to accept the new-age currency. “Right now, people are a bit sceptical about bitcoins, but it’s going to become big. I am testing the waters,” said Thadani, 30, who is a bitcoin owner and a host to ..

BANGALORE: Tarun Thadani, the proprietor of a vintage-themed pizza outlet in the posh Worli area of Mumbai, thinks he is making history. On Saturday, his restaurant Kolonial announced that its patrons can pay in bitcoins instead of rupees, thus laying claim to the title of being India’s first eatery to accept the new-age currency. “Right now, people are a bit sceptical about bitcoins, but it’s going to become big. I am testing the waters,” said Thadani, 30, who is a bitcoin owner and a host to ..

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