Cryptocurrency strip club opens in Las Vegas where customers can pay ‘secretly’ via bitcoin

'It's the best place to spend it if you don't want your wife to know or you don't want your boyfriend to know'

Olivia Petter
Monday 26 February 2018 11:22 GMT

A cryptocurrency strip club has opened in Las Vegas where dancers are temporarily tattooed with QR codes so they can be paid in bitcoin.

The Legends Room has been opened by martial arts trainer Nick Blomgren, who came up with the idea so customers can keep their visits to his club secret from their partners.

It’s currently the only strip club in the city to accept bitcoin payments, something Blomgren claims is a big draw for customers.

Those who already own cryptocurrency can pay simply by scanning barcodes from the dancers' bodies - they can also pay via normal transactions.

However, those who do choose to pay via cryptocurrency will receive a 20 per cent discount.

"It's the best place to spend it if you don't want your wife to know or you don't want your boyfriend to know," Blomgren told LasVegasNow.

According to dancer Brenna Sparks, the unique payment option is very popular and a lot of her customers regularly pay via bitcoin.

She added that being paid in cryptocurrency could benefit adults working in the entertainment industry as it would keep their payments encrypted.

"I'm not going to name names, but there are certain banks that... will shut down your account and actually deny you from having an account because we work in the adult entertainment industry," said adult entertainment worker Summer Chase.

The Legends Room has its own cryptocurrency called LGD.

"In the beginning it was like a lot of bitcoin guys came in, a lot of LGD members came in and wanted to use their LGD to see if they can buy anything here at the club because nobody really thought that the club existed in the beginning," explained Blomgren.

"So now it's, it's become like curiosity. Let's go down there and see if we can use our cryptocurrency."

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