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Retailers In New Orleans Are Warming Up To Bitcoin

Janaya Williams
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WWNO
At Davids Antiques in the French Quarter, there is bitcoin memorabilia everywhere. One whole display under glass is devoted to bitcoin-themed souvenirs, like cufflinks and lapel pins.

Digital currencies like Bitcoin and Litecoin don’t enjoy widespread use yet. It turns out, most retail stores and consumers still prefer good old fashioned paper money.

But the currency is catching on with a few mavericks around the globe — including some innovative business owners right here in New Orleans.

At a few local stores, customers can open their virtual Bitcoin wallets to buy everything from antique jewelry and furniture — to french fries and po-boys.

Innovation and technology reporting on WWNO is supported by Bellwether Technology.

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