Bic Camera, one of the largest electronics retailers in Japan with strong brand power across the country, has been accepting bitcoin as a payment method for months. Through its partnership with BitFlyer, the country’s largest bitcoin exchange, Bic Camera is continuing to accept bitcoin throughout its stores in Japan. The integration of bitcoin by Bic Camera led to a major increase in bitcoin adoption in Japan, South Korea, and China. Mainstream media networks and news publications in Japan began to provide extensive coverage of bitcoin, introducing the digital currency to a wider audience and consumer base. Local merchants were also influenced
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