The finance ministries of the Baltic states have expressed their support to the development of Blockchain or distributed ledger technologies.
A Latvian startup known as 120 Minutes recently introduced a Telegram-Bitcoin integration called CallCoin, which is short for Call and Bitcoin, to enable international calls via Telegraph approximately 10 times cheaper than the standard pricing.965
This year’s the biggest e-commerce forum ECOM21 2015 in Latvia has allocated great attention to Bitcoin and Blockchain development in the Baltic states.607
Gas Stations in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia operated by Lukoil will now accept Bitcoin through a service called SpectroCoin, which allows them to pay with Bitcoin at the pump.1709
SPOT Kafe is the kind of bar for which Riga is famous among Erasmus students and backpackers. Its menu of shots is a page long, it has a karaoke night on Wednesdays, and there is a special reserved sign for the local Couchsurfing group. But it’s the other sign on the bar top that had me excited, the one that reads, “BITCOIN ACCEPTED HERE.”558
Bitpay Blog seems to be blocked by at least on Latvian ISP, but no one seems to know why.443
AirBaltic, which is listed as “Latvia's National Airline” has quietly begun to accept Bitcoin payments.1272