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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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November 18, 2012, 01:04:00 AM
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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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November 19, 2012, 09:20:56 PM
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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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November 20, 2012, 07:03:45 AM
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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.

If you want a few 1BTC or 5BTC PHYSICAL BITCOINS BY CASASCIUS
I'll give you a good deal for CADPP or $$
they are a gr8 tool to promote, introduce, and use bitcoin Smiley


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November 20, 2012, 05:16:18 PM
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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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November 21, 2012, 06:40:37 AM
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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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December 08, 2013, 07:55:08 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

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

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December 08, 2013, 01:05:04 PM
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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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December 09, 2013, 05:24:23 AM
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Im from montreal as well !
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December 09, 2013, 06:31:11 AM
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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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October 23, 2014, 12:35:58 AM
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The first Montreal Cafe to accept Bitcoin

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October 28, 2014, 01:14:26 PM
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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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