Australian Retail Shops Adding a Cryptocurrency Payment Option

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Australia is once again proving that it is on the forefront of cryptocurrency innovation, but this time it has little to do with exchanges or government. A private entity, the Independent Grocers of Australia, has decided to allow people to pay for all of their groceries using Bitcoin while making purchases within the network. This is huge news for Bitcoin in general, as it would be adding around 1400 retail locations across the entirety of Australia, bringing additional legitimization to cryptocurrencies in the daily lives of the average person and providing a more regular stream of exchange for the currency. This would mark the addition of another industry into the fold of those that accept cryptocurrency payments for their services. While most of the Aussie crypto updates were historically coming from the Australian casino news websites and iGaming industry in general, the Independent Grocers showed the world that there was…

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