NewsBTC is happy to announce that its franchise is finally reaching the Netherlands! Although the news site has always enjoyed a relatively high percentage of Dutch readers, Europe has been among the last markets covered by the NewsBTC brand. This addition makes the Netherlands the first country in mainland Western Europe to join the network.
The Netherlands has long been a Bitcoin hotspot, with a relatively high percentage of users. An entrenched history of libertarian ideals combined with a high-tech economy and education system has made it a prolific breeding ground of decentralized technology, with many members of the community hailing from the low-lying nation.
This has lead to widespread adoption of Bitcoin in the region, with major companies such as CoverYou Insurance and BAS Energy accepting it as payment. Multiple banks are investigating ways to use the blockchain, and regulations are relatively lenient.
In the city of Arnhem–also known as “Bitcoin City”–a high concentration of Bitcoin-friendly merchants make living on Bitcoin easy, with at least 88 and counting. Amsterdam is also well-known as a global hotspot of decentralized activity, where enthusiasts gather on the first Wednesday of every month for Read more ... source: NewsBTC USA