If you thought Bitcoin was a joke, you might want to order a beer and have a seat.
DNAinfo recently gathered up a list of businesses that accept bitcoin as payment, and you might be surprised how many places are taking it seriously. Two bars, Old Man Hustle on Essex Street and EVR near Bryant Park, accept the cryptocurrency, and as Mike Jarmuz, owner of Old Man Hustle, said, "Cryptocurrencies are here to stay and that's that. Bitcoins are fun. They're revolutionary."
Other businesses that take bitcoin include a Kips Bay chiropractor, a crepe shop in DUMBO, and a computer repair store at Essex and Hester. BOND New York is also a real estate brokerage firm that accepts digital currency. Nuts or the next thing?