Dutch Supermarket Joins Arnhem’s Growing Bitcoin Economy

Adding to the impressive roster of 40 merchants in the Dutch city of Arnhem that already accept bitcoin, a city centre supermarket has now also made the decision to accept payments in the digital currency.

With the move, the Spar Arnhem Centraal has become the first franchised supermarket in the Netherlands to accept bitcoin.

The owners say that they started processing cryptocurrency payments yesterday via a point-of-sale system provided by Dutch firm BitKassa.

Notably, the integration came about after encouragement from the organisers of the Arnhem Bitcoincity project, which kicked off in May with a scheme to encourage local merchants to make bitcoin payments available across the city.