While Las Vegas strippers are not the representation some hoped for in the cryptocurrency world, they are an example of how bitcoin can help working women control their financial affairs as well as avoid potential problems with big banks.
A Las Vegas news show recently featured a segment on an adult entertainment venue in the sin city which enables its dancers to get payments from clients directly via bitcoin transfers.
The use of the cryptocurrency was primarily highlighted as a privacy enhancing measure (i.e preventing your wife from seeing the payments) as well as an attraction for affluent bitcoin investors.
The Las Vegas strip club we are talking about is called the Legends Room. The local news team interviewed the founder, Nick Blomgren, as well as a number of the dancers at the place.
They even explained how visitors can use the in-house bitcoin ATM to buy cryptocurrency at the strip club. Furthermore, these dancers can choose to wear temporary QR tattoos as wallet addresses that can be scanned on a smartphone.
Besides the privacy concerns of the customers, the use of cryptocurrency allows the dancers to avoid explaining to banks where they get large amounts of cash.
Asked how often patrons of the establishment want to pay with bitcoin, “Brenna Sparks” answered: “Quite often. Like the people that come here, they are like really into crypto. I feel like it’s very smart.” She says she likes checking her balance a lot, “It’s fun though. Once you invest, it becomes a daily thing.” The twenty six year old dancer became interested in cryptocurrency when she was only 19. Now she and her friends think cryptocurrency may be the future for adult industry workers. “It’s anonymous and it’s instant,” Sparks told CBNN.