Bitcoin Accepted: Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce
We at Coin Ninja like to report on progressive actions from government agencies when it comes to Bitcoin and other alt-coin acceptance. Earlier in the year, we reported on Arizona and Georgia putting bills into motion for the acceptance of Bitcoin (and potentially other cryptocurrencies) to pay for taxes and title fees. Though on a smaller scale, we're happy to report that the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce (ICACC) is also opening the door for Bitcoin payments.
It began when a Bitcoin/blockchain consultant, Cameron Schorg inquired to the ICACC about paying for membership via cryptocurrency. Chamber CEO and president, Kim Casko was not dismissive of the notion and looked into whether others in this field were offering this option; her search proved that there were no others.
Cameron Schorg's opportunity came in February, when he was one of tree keynote speakers at the Chamber's Annual Banquet, in February. Here's what Schorg had to say:
The ICACC considers this a "bold step into that new world", as they appear to be the first Chamber of Commerce in the U.S. to accept Bitcoin, and now Casko looking into other potential areas within where Bitcoin may be used as a form a payment. Cameron Schorg's confident actions were successful, which is inspiring to those who may not have thought it possible to propose such a idea in their local community.