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From the Internet to the "Outernet": 20 Crypto Adoption Examples

Perhaps one of the best terms coined by internet “addicts” that never truly took off was “outernet” - a term for the real world, outside of the internet. And while cryptocurrency and blockchain are certainly gaining traction on the internet, seeing them mentioned (and endorsed!) in the real world - the outernet, if you will - makes it all the more palpable.

From travel agencies, over supermarkets, to the UFC (the Ultimate Fighting Championship) - crypto is now more accepted than ever, and adoption is only growing.

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The Grill, an old Route 66 restaurant in Groom, Texas, accepts Bitcoin.

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A coffee shop in Manizales, Colombia - every little step counts!

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Bitcoin Taxi as seen in Barcelona, Spain.

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French cryptocurrency exchange Coinhouse has just added support for Lightning Network.

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A physical Bitcoin exchange in Montreal, Canada, that can be found near its cathedral.

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Do you need fireworks to celebrate New Year's Eve? This is your go-to place!

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Dr. Jordan B Peterson, Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, famous for some controversial statements, accepts donations in Bitcoin.

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The Litecoin Foundation has partnered with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), one of the leading mixed martial arts organizations, in a deal to promote the cryptocurrency.

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At the Mindgame Shop in Melbourne, Australia - “paid 39 AUD (6740 bits) with lightning, instant payment (5 secs), everything is super smooth,” said Reddit user u/kingavin.

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Bitcoin drinks - okay at first, but they say the crash afterwards is nasty.

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A billboard at the Taipei subway - the sign says “the biggest Bitcoin exchange platform in all of Taiwan is MAX.”

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Another subway, this time in Japan: this sign reads, “Number 1 in safety. Cryptocurrency GMO.”

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Blockchain gets millions of users, and William Mougayar‏, author of The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology, is collecting them.

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A crypto-only website called Moneroit has been setup to purchase your latest and greatest DJI drones as well as GoPro Hero 7 cameras. The site will slowly be adding more and more electronics, and the primary crypto is Monero but they’re accepting more than 15 different cryptocurrencies, and no fiat at all.

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The Brave browser, which uses BAT tokens, has been announced as the default browser on HTC’s Exodus phone.

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Oásis Supermercados, a Brazilian supermarket chain located in Rio de Janeiro, has recently started accepting cryptocurrency payments after asking a local exchange for information, and training its employees on how to do it.

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Reddit user u/Julices_Grant made these Crypto Playing Cards to help general adoption; “thought it might make cool Christmas gifts,” he wrote.

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A 50-year-old bookstore in Bangalore called Sapna, one of the oldest in India, has taken the digital route - accepting Bitcoin payments for books in their online store.

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Travel agency Travala has added Dash as a payment option, joining 44 other cryptocurrencies.

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Church’s Chicken, an international fast-food franchise known its hand-battered fried chicken, has partnered with Dash Venezuela to become the first fast-food franchise to accept cryptocurrencies throughout its locations in Venezuela.

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