As of October 2017, Newfoundland officially had its very first Bitcoin ATM, located at The Fifth Ticket Restaurant on Water Street. Newfoundland is the last province in Canada to get one of these machines, unsurprising since, because of the population, we’re always a little behind-the-curve in terms of getting new technologies, or even retail chains and restaurants.
While Bitcoin may not be so common in Newfoundland just yet, it’s extremely popular in other parts of the world. In Japan, over 350,000 establishments accept Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies as payment, just like regular money. Millions of people use it for online shopping, paying local merchants, and sending/receiving money.