CAN’T BUY ME LOVE…OR BITCOINS

Barclays seems to be cancelling transactions to buy bitcoins and, on some occasions, closing your account. There is also some disruption to some pre-paid bitcoin Visa cards, which is quite worrying:- https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/01/05/spending-bitcoin-with-a-debit-card-just-got-a-lot-harder/ Obviously, Visa and MasterCard have a massive stranglehold on payment options in your far-flung Greek cafe’s and Portuguese restaurants so they can act with impunity for now. Once these establishments start taking bitcoins as payment though these crusty old institutions will be up against the wall. All the merchant needs is a mobile phone to accept bitcoin so they’d better play nice!