One of the first bitcoin centers in Europe is slated to make its grand opening come the 13th of May in Paris, France.
Dubbed “La Maison Du Bitcoin” (or “The House of Bitcoin”), the center is in the heart of the nation’s capital, on 35 Rue du Caire, blocks away from world-famous landmarks.
The 220-square meter property will be open Monday through Friday from 9AM – 7PM. It will offer working space to bitcoin-related startups (10€ per day, 50€ per week, 200€ per month), weekly pitches and workshops.
The Maison will be home to local bitcoin meetups, a bitcoin miner, and a bitcoin ATM, too.
The idea is to kickstart the crypto-currency movement in France, and it’s the brainchild of Prixing and Flink founders Thomas France and Eric Larcheveque — two men whose interest in bitcoin has been growing over the past year, according to Bitcoin Examiner.
The center isn’t the first of its kind, though.
At the very beginning of 2014, the United States got its very own Bitcoin Center in heart of the financial district in Manhattan. The New York City Bitcoin Center sits just 100 feet away from the New York Stock Exchange.
As bitcoin and crypto-currencies continue their rapid growth, you can likely expect dedicated centers to become commonplace, particularly in larger cities.
For more information on the Maison, you can visit the homepage of the project here.