TEMPLE, Texas – After delaying their opening for greater than a 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, BitBar in Temple is permitting prospects to pay with money, card – and even the latest types of forex.
“We’re beginning to take cryptocurrency – together with bitcoin, ethereum, and dogecoin,” BitBar co-owner Johnny Huang stated.
Huang opened the primary BitBar in Killeen in 2015 with a easy aim – open a retro bar to really feel like he was again in his childhood.
His video games are all the unique machines – it’s a $5 flat charge to play as a lot as you’ll be able to.
“Nicely, cryptocurrency is only a de-centralized type of forex. A digital asset,” Huang stated. “What meaning is that anybody who has crytpo, we are able to alternate and make funds tremendous quick and tremendous low cost, with out going by way of the normal banking system.”
In an ironic twist, Huang is utilizing cryptocurrency to verify their “factor of the previous”-themed bar doesn’t change into a factor of the previous.
“You guys noticed what Netflix did to Blockbuster, and we don’t wish to be that,” Huang stated. “We do wish to have the nostalgia of old-school video games, not cope with the quarters. Which is why all the pieces is on free play, and we do wish to settle for all sorts of forex so long as all people makes use of it.”
Whereas cryptocurrency is fashionable with a younger era, Huang is assured the craze will span a wide selection of ages.
“At first, I assumed it was simply going to be the youthful crowd. However I’ve seen 18-year-olds to 80-year-olds taking crypto from etherum and bitcoin,” Huang stated. “Throughout the board, we’ve every kind of shoppers that are available right here, younger and previous, and all people makes use of it.”
BitBar is open seven days every week, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.