If you love bitcoin and you’ve ever fancied a trip to Switzerland, now may be the perfect time.
In an unusual and positive twist, the country’s rail system has announced that it will offer customers the opportunity to trade francs for bitcoins starting November 11. Just think… Now you can travel cross-country and get a first-rate view of the alps with a few trusty bitcoins by your side.
The move is meant to test Switzerland’s attitude and potential necessity for cryptocurrency, which for the most part, has been largely unavailable until this point. In a statement, the SBB system explains:
“There have been few possibilities to obtain bitcoins in Switzerland until now… With its 1,000-plus ticket machines, SBB operates a dense, around-the-clock distribution network that’s suited for more than just ticket sales.”
When one considers Switzerland’s financial background, the fact that bitcoin has been missing-in-action does make sense, somewhat. Switzerland is known for its central banking tactics; the world’s wealthiest trust Switzerland’s financial style, and line up in droves to get their hands on a unique routing number. Once a Swiss bank is opened, it’s very difficult to close, primarily because the country expects faith from its customers and knows it can
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