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Question: If you were visiting Montreal would you spend your bitcoins there if you could? ( do not vote if you live in montreal )
Yes, I go to montreal once in while, and would love to be able to spend bitcoin there
Yes, but i do not go to montreal very often
Yes, but i dont think i'll ever go visit montreal
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February 16, 2012, 03:46:34 AM
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Introducing Bitcoin to Merchants & Customers


Saturday, April 27th, 2013 8:00PM
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the first order of business would be to make a list of people that would like to spend their bitcoins in Montreal. Please write a post below if you live in the greater Montreal area and would like to spend your bitcoins there. Also include an idea of what type of business we should go after.

I'm thinking a small no-name restaurant that delivers good food would be a good place to start.

Bitcoiners in or around Montreal

-adamstgbit
-dunand
-max in montreal
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-knight22
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Bitcoiners in or around Toronto

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We have a hairdresser just of the island of Montréal that accepts bitcoin, but now we want more merchants saying: Tabarnack, bitcoin c'est l'avenir!


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February 16, 2012, 03:59:35 AM
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Add my name to the list. Montreal city of bitcoins!
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I sense a meme starting! What next? San Diego? We can only hope.

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February 16, 2012, 03:35:50 PM
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The thing with these early adopters is we shouldn't try and convince them to adopt Bitcoin because of what it does but why they should care about Bitcoin in general. The early adopter probably will not see an immediate benefit to offering this payment option, hell it might even be an extra cost they absolutely can't afford right now.. But they might want to adopt it because they believe in the reasons for why one should use Bitcoin and maybe in time, with enough early adopters they'll start seeing some benefits of extra customers ect..


So I guess what I'm trying to get a cross is don't focus on the financial benefit for these early adopter businesses but rather on the value of innovating their business to themselves with a potential of a benefit far off in the future..

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February 16, 2012, 03:43:40 PM
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im in...
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February 16, 2012, 07:04:05 PM
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The thing with these early adopters is we shouldn't try and convince them to adopt Bitcoin because of what it does but why they should care about Bitcoin in general. The early adopter probably will not see an immediate benefit to offering this payment option, hell it might even be an extra cost they absolutely can't afford right now.. But they might want to adopt it because they believe in the reasons for why one should use Bitcoin and maybe in time, with enough early adopters they'll start seeing some benefits of extra customers ect..


So I guess what I'm trying to get a cross is don't focus on the financial benefit for these early adopter businesses but rather on the value of innovating their business to themselves with a potential of a benefit far off in the future..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0HIF3SfI4
i agree with you,

but i think restaurants will see a huge benefit for taking bitcoins...

look : http://en.restoboom.com/intro?redirectUrl=home.action%26ref%3Drestomtl-top&useDefaultCategory=true#

many business are willing to give 50% off simply for buying their product or service online using Groupon.

I'm sure their is some hassle involved with working with Groupon. it might actually be more of a hassle then dealing with pit-pay.

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February 16, 2012, 07:30:26 PM
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The free publicity aspect can be a selling point.

That thread alone was looked by more than 280 people.

Local media will surely wants to write a story about a restaurant accepting a new digital currency.
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February 16, 2012, 07:32:36 PM
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We're based in Montreal and interested in getting in on the fun/work as well!

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February 16, 2012, 09:34:28 PM
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We're based in Montreal and interested in getting in on the fun/work as well!

Tell us what your about?

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February 17, 2012, 01:34:50 AM
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Go get em.

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February 18, 2012, 11:02:50 AM
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Anything existing or coming up for Toronto?

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We're all about the coin :-) I am definitely interested in seeing Canada take a leadership position vis-a-vis digital currencies in general and Bitcoin in particular. In order for this to happen I think there needs to be some clarity regarding the various legalities. I have started talking to people in government (FINTRAC, OSFI, etc) about this issue and I hope others will do the same. I am starting to think that an organization like openmedia.ca might be a partner to the BTC community... but I digress. I like many others here am fascinated by the idea of Bitcoin as a standalone currency but I also am very firmly convinced that the underlying technology will lead to ancillary uses of the coin (or some variation of the current blockchain) that are extremely compelling. People far smarter than me have expounded on these ideas and I think we can all agree they have quite a bit of merit. I would like see this amazing technology and the associated ecosystem move out of the "shadows" and ease into the mainstream. Is the coin 100% ready for the masses? Probably not by a longshot but I think we are at the stage where we either start thinking of pushing for mainstream acceptance in the legal sense (if not actual adoption as a currency) or accept being relegated to the status of novelty item for the forseeable future. My two cents.

Also I think the idea of a Montreal meetup is really cool ... seems like there are probably at least 5 - 10 of us who are pretty active? I'm down if people want to meet up...

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February 21, 2012, 03:41:32 AM
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I'm near Montreal, in fact, I'm looking at the city right now from my window.  Smiley
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February 24, 2012, 06:32:58 AM
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bump!

I'm going to move this to newbie section... maybe we will get some new comers from montreal to sing up  Cheesy

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November 18, 2012, 12:42:26 AM
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Bump.

Any new bitcoiners in or around Montreal?

If all goes well, we will have many merchants waiting to take our bitcoin in exchange for goods and services, next spring!

see the meetup thread ->  Introducing Bitcoin to Merchants

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November 18, 2012, 12:45:09 AM
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In Florida I plan to open a general convenience (feed/dog tags/ convenience items, and plenty more, tobacco, beer,etc) and will accept Bitcoins. If I manage to get the oil contract again I'll also be able to buy gasoline from me in Bitcoins on the spot, in the physical location.

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Hey you forgot me in the list!

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I'm in Toronto as well.
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The thing with these early adopters is we shouldn't try and convince them to adopt Bitcoin because of what it does but why they should care about Bitcoin in general. The early adopter probably will not see an immediate benefit to offering this payment option, hell it might even be an extra cost they absolutely can't afford right now.. But they might want to adopt it because they believe in the reasons for why one should use Bitcoin and maybe in time, with enough early adopters they'll start seeing some benefits of extra customers ect..


So I guess what I'm trying to get a cross is don't focus on the financial benefit for these early adopter businesses but rather on the value of innovating their business to themselves with a potential of a benefit far off in the future..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0HIF3SfI4
i agree with you,

but i think restaurants will see a huge benefit for taking bitcoins...

look : http://en.restoboom.com/intro?redirectUrl=home.action%26ref%3Drestomtl-top&useDefaultCategory=true#

many business are willing to give 50% off simply for buying their product or service online using Groupon.

I'm sure their is some hassle involved with working with Groupon. it might actually be more of a hassle then dealing with pit-pay.


Groupon is a bad deal because they take 1/4 to 1/2 the revenue they bring in.

If you offer a $20 value for $10, you get something like $5-$7.50, and not right away either.  It really only works for very high profit places or restaurants desperate for business.  

Taking bitcoin is not about saving 3% for a restaurant, it is about bringing in customers who would not come otherwise.

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November 18, 2012, 01:13:57 AM
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I've started a google doc.

List of potential Bitcoin Merchants in Montreal

I would like to make a list of all the privately owned Brick and mortar businesses in Montreal
I will contact these businesses asking them to come to the presentation about bitcoin next spring.

PM me your g-mail acc. if you want to help build this list.

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November 19, 2012, 06:27:36 PM
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Hi, I'm  newbie so I can't post in the thread but I live in montreal and I'd be down to be able to pay with bitcoins

Murphant added  Smiley

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I've been doing the same in Vancouver.  We have a fairly well-attended monthly meetup group here http://www.meetup.com/bitcoinvan/ and a good number of people offering to exchange bitcoins through localbitcoins.com.

Last week I was in a cafe/restaurant by my house that had a notice up saying they were no longer accepting VISA/Mastercard for purchases under $20 due to a recent increase in the transaction fees.  I pitched bitcoins to the owner and they've agreed to accept them starting tomorrow!  I'm going to set them up with a Point of Sale app that I've been working on that runs nicely on cheap 7" Android tablets: http://vanbtc.ca/sweettooth

I've offered to purchase all the bitcoins they receive at whatever the exchange rate was at the time of sale.  I'm putting together a simple report that logs all the transactions they receive and totals up the equivalent in CAD so they can know how much I owe them: http://vanbtc.ca/sweettooth/report

I'm trying to design this app so that other people can setup customized Point of Sale pages and offer to act as exchanges for their local merchants.  The code is at https://github.com/asoltys/bitcoin_pos and you can see the configuration page at http://vanbtc.ca/

I'm still working out some kinks and want to add some sort of authentication mechanism in to prevent people from logging fake transactions or exchange rates but I'll have it ready soon and will announce it officially in the coming weeks.
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I've been doing the same in Vancouver.  We have a fairly well-attended monthly meetup group here http://www.meetup.com/bitcoinvan/ and a good number of people offering to exchange bitcoins through localbitcoins.com.

Last week I was in a cafe/restaurant by my house that had a notice up saying they were no longer accepting VISA/Mastercard for purchases under $20 due to a recent increase in the transaction fees.  I pitched bitcoins to the owner and they've agreed to accept them starting tomorrow!  I'm going to set them up with a Point of Sale app that I've been working on that runs nicely on cheap 7" Android tablets: http://vanbtc.ca/sweettooth

I've offered to purchase all the bitcoins they receive at whatever the exchange rate was at the time of sale.  I'm putting together a simple report that logs all the transactions they receive and totals up the equivalent in CAD so they can know how much I owe them: http://vanbtc.ca/sweettooth/report

I'm trying to design this app so that other people can setup customized Point of Sale pages and offer to act as exchanges for their local merchants.  The code is at https://github.com/asoltys/bitcoin_pos and you can see the configuration page at http://vanbtc.ca/

I'm still working out some kinks and want to add some sort of authentication mechanism in to prevent people from logging fake transactions or exchange rates but I'll have it ready soon and will announce it officially in the coming weeks.

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Thanks for the offer.  I might take you up on it later but right now I'm saving up to purchase more Android Tablets (e.g. http://www.gadgetsdealer.com/product126439.html) to take around to more stores.  I want the barrier of entry to be zero for the merchants so I'm going to loan the tablets out for free for the time being and probably do some sort of rent-to-own arrangement later on.
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December 08, 2013, 07:01:20 AM
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So have any restaurants started accepting bitcoin now?

The i think l'assomoir was accepting it last friday... but is this going to be a regular thing?

I can't find any on coinmap
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So have any restaurants started accepting bitcoin now?

The i think l'assomoir was accepting it last friday... but is this going to be a regular thing?

I can't find any on coinmap

You should check with the bitcoin embassy . They are the one behind this event.

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I'm near Toronto, but travel to Montreal often for work.

I would love to see it accepted at a great restaurant like 'Joe Beef' or 'Liverpool House' downtown.
I love those two restaurants, awesome food, great atmosphere...

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Im from montreal as well !
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Im from montreal as well !

Come meet us at the next bitcoin embassy meetup December 14  Smiley

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The first Montreal Cafe to accept Bitcoin

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I said it before that if there is a bitcoin capital of the world, it would be Canada. Thanks Canada!
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