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Work in Silicon Valley? Pay with Bitcoin at Coupa Café in Palo Alto

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Coupa Café Starts Accepting Bitcoin

If you work in Silicon Valley, you know of Coupa Café. It’s a coffee shop in Palo Alto where the typical patrons are tech startup entrepreneurs coding away on a Macbook Air while they sip a latte.

Now this trendy coffee shop is becoming a payments pioneer by accepting Bitcoin at the register.

“It’s like when the Internet first started in the ’90s,” said Mike Landau in an interview with Palo Alto Online. Landau is a Facebook software engineer who helped build the technology that enables Coupa Café to accept Bitcoins.

“Bitcoin does two things,” Landau explained. “One is, it’s a currency. But it’s also a medium of transaction. You can imagine it being kind of like PayPal, but completely open source and decentralized. There’s no one company that’s in charge.”

Coupa Café’s cash register rings up a sale in both dollars and Bitcoin. Customers who want to pay in Bitcoin can use an app called Blockchain to scan the cafe’s QR code and send BTC for payment.

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