CEX, the trade-in chain has a shop in Glasgow, Scotland that is only accepting the virtual (and crypto) currency Bitcoin for the rest of this week.
The trade-in chain is also accepting Bitcoins online, "We’re proud to be first national UK retailer adopting Bitcoin, adding it permanently to webuy.com. Yes, you can now buy with Bitcoin and sell your old gadgets, phones and games for Bitcoin on webuy.com in the UK." Why?
Well, CEX says, "To celebrate the online launch we have turned our Glasgow Sauchiehall Street store a pound free zone from 13 to 15th May and introducing Scotland’s first Bitcoin ATM, only the 4th in the UK. We’re excited to run such an innovative trial. Like you, we live and breath technology so it’s only natural we looked at Bitcoin as a choice to offer you when you buy and sell games, phones, gadgets and films."
But we reckon it's also to do with the fact that a major Bitcoin mining operation occurs over at cex .io.