Published on April 20th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
Bitcoin makes cherry blossom, Japan is accepting donations.
Hirosaki, a city in Japan has started accepting Bitcoin donation in a first of its kind initiative by a public institution in the country.
Known for its Aomori Prefecture park which has 2,600 cherry trees and 400-year-old castle, the Hirosaki city starts accepting the Bitcoin donation to raise funds for the preservation of the 50 kinds of cherry trees and repair stone walls of the castle for future generations.
The broadcaster cites that city officials chose to collect donations in Bitcoin to encourage donations from overseas because the currency is popular outside Japan and remittance fees are low.
We also expect Bitcoin donations to be a unique tourism promotion.
He says via email:
“The Japanese local government accepting Bitcoin donation indicates general audiences perception of Bitcoin is improving dramatically.