The showroom, a major dealer of luxury cars, had recently entered into an agreement with the payment provider BitPay with the aim of expanding its potential customers and to allow anyone to buy a car with cryptocurrencies.
This new opportunity was immediately taken advantage of by a local businessman, Ken Bridge.
Owner of a well-known restaurant, Bridge used his own bitcoins to buy a luxurious Bentley Continental GT.
A big hit for Tilman Fertitta, the owner of the dealership who had been accepting BTC and BCH for a couple of weeks.
When asked why he used bitcoin, Bridge replied: “I have always had tremendous respect for Tilman and all that he has accomplished, and I wanted to demonstrate my support towards his pioneering efforts. Blockchain and crypto are undoubtedly the technologies of the future, and I applaud Tilman for making massive strives in Bitcoin consumerism“.
A Bentley Continental GT costs between $250,000 and $320,000, depending on the set-up, so we can imagine that between 40 and 50 BTC were used, considering the current prices.
Ken Bridge also uses the blockchain as a promotional tool for his own business: who orders from his restaurant via smartphone gets Roobee Coin tokens that can be used to obtain discounts in stores.