Los Angeles' Meltdown Comics became the first bricks'n'mortar comic shop to officially accept the digital currency Bitcoin as a method of payment.
The lucky purchaser was Bleeding Cool photographer (and so much more) Pinguino Kolb. She writes,
I used Blockchain on my iphone to buy Daniel Clowes's Death Ray book. Francisco rang up the order on a tablet using BitPay. It was a smooth transaction, and a bit later I bought some stuff from his employee, who was super psyched to take a bitcoin order. I got a Black Business Protection Lucky Cat vinyl figure, Adventure Time Mathematical Vol 3, and some strawberry Yan Yan. That also went seamlessly.
And as for future reasons to pay with Bitcoin, manager Francisco said,
We'll be the only comic book shop accepting Bitcoin. Down the line Bitcoin customers will start receiving special discounts, offers, swag, online shop, events, and more.;