Yesterday, May 13, Paris’ first Bitcoin center La Maison du Bitcoin opened its doors to Bitcoin fans and the public alike. The project is focused to observe the emerging technologies of crypto-currency.
New center on the 35 Rue du Caire in Paris will host various Bitcoin meetups and is supposed to give work space for Bitcoin-related companies in France. The rent of the offices for Bitcoin businesses vary from 10€ per day, 50€ per week or 200€ per month.
"The technology related to Bitcoin is underdeveloped in France when compared to Germany or the United States and we are working to catch up," said Eric Larcheveque, co-founder of La Maison du Bitcoin.
To do so Bitcoin trainings are organized for professionals wishing to understand the virtual money. Founders Eric Larcheveque and Thomas France hope to convince more people to use crypto-currency.
The center is also a home to a Bitcoin ATM and a mining rig that is run in the basement of the center.
Visitors are able to explore the center, talk to Bitcoin related businessmen and even buy some of Bitcoin souvenirs.
La Maison du Bitcoin is open Monday to Friday from 9AM – 7PM.