The Portland Bitcoin Group works to promote the virtual currency.
The PBG and its members are also working to encourage businesses in the city to accept this new currency as payment for their goods and services. That's one of the reasons the group meets at Madison's twice a month; it is one of the few places in town that will let you pay for a beer with bitcoin.
"The group came to me about three or four months ago looking for a place to hold these meetups," says Madison's owner Steve Brown. "They were the ones that help me get everything set up to accept them, too. It's really exciting and a cool way to serve the group."
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