French 'Tabac' shops diversify, selling bitcoin for cash - Reuters India French 'Tabac' shops diversify, selling bitcoin for cash - Reuters India
PARIS (Reuters) - As well as cigarettes, cigars, lottery tickets and the like, visitors to Paris Tabacs can now also buy bitcoins. With the backing of French fintech group Keplerk, the crypto-currency has gone on sale in six tobacco shops in and around Paris. Adil Zakhar, one of Keplerk's co-founders, hopes to enrol up to 6,500 Tabacs by February. Some people find it complicated to get bitcoins on-line, Zakhar said . They trust their local tobacco shop owner more than they would trust some remote anonymous website. Late last year, Keplerk secured a contract with a local cash-register software provider to include an option for Tabac owners to sell vouchers redeemable for bitcoins in an electronic wallet that is held on Keplerk's website. This article was found by us on 2019-01-11 21:03:46. Share this content on social media: Related assets may include BTC, TCN. Browse in.reuters.com for more. Reply to Topic

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