An up and coming community of libertarians and cryptocurrency proponents, the Free Keene Project has announced that Keene, a city in New Hampshire now has a dentist, Indian restaurant, hair salon, and vape shop that accept cryptocurrencies.
What Free Keene Project wishes to achieve is a Libertarian utopia, a world which Ayn Rand would have wanted to create. This is evident from their description of themselves on their website.
“The next great step for mankind is the step toward the voluntary society. We are going to accomplish this using peaceful, market-based actions. This is not a revolution. We are not revolving or going back to the beginning. This is evolution. Free Keene allows you to tap into the epicenter of the Peaceful Evolution, from wherever you are, to see it all unfold.”
Given below are some instances where the Free Keene Project have helped in crypto adoption in their community.
Mom-n-Pop Shops To Accept Cryptocurrencies
Areas like Keene are well known for being very cryptocurrency friendly with a multitude of merchants, bitcoin radio ads, and BTMs. Now, Free Keene Project has been pushing digital asset adoption, and this week the website announced they have managed to get a slew of mom-n-pop businesses to accept BTC and Dash.
“Though real-life crypto usage is not all about delicious handmade pizza, BBQ, Indian food, burgers, or alcoholic beverages that you can buy with crypto in downtown Keene, it’s also about products and services,” says their blog.
Vape Shop, Automotive Work, Pizza Outlets Join The Crypto Community
The region’s new vape shop, Lineage Vapors, is accepting BTC and Dash for any of the store’s products. Additionally, the Curry Indian Restaurant which serves Pakistani and Indian cuisine seven-days-a-week will be accepting the two cryptocurrencies as well. Not only just accepting payments, the digital currencies will also help the Indian restaurant’s owners send remittances to their family members without using a third-party institution.
The free state crew of libertarians further detail that people can use digital currencies for dental services and the resident office of Dr. Drower Dentistry will be accepting cryptocurrency-paying patients. “For a digital coin to become useful in everyday life people need to be able to use it as currency, for something besides speculative investing.”
The Free Keene Project says that Main Street’s Moda Suo, a hair salon that accepted BTC in the past using merchant services through Coinbase, is now dropping them and switching to Anypay’s point-of-sale system. Moda Suo’s owner Nicholas Sansone will now accept BTC and Dash payments for services.
The libertarian world that the group wants to see is still a long way to go, however, their efforts are slowly but surely helping the cause of crypto adoption.