Ring In the New Year for a Bitcoin with Singapore Bar Party Package
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December 31, 2017
Skyline, a bar in Singapore, is offering a party package for celebrating New Year’s Eve that costs a single Bitcoin.
We’re getting closer and closer to watching the ball drop in Time’s Square, heralding the end of 2017 and ushering in 2018. Around the world, people will be celebrating with friends and families, probably while singing an off-key version of Auld Lang Syne. Crypto enthusiasts will remember 2017 as the year that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies exploded and became a part of the public consciousness. If you really want to ring in the New Year with a crypto bang, you could sign up for the Bitcoin Baller Package being sold by Skyline, a popular bar in Singapore. The cost? A single bitcoin.
Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot
Partygoers should have a great view during the Skyline party, dubbed Bianco, on New Year’s Eve. The bar sits on the 45th floor of a skyscraper and looks out on the city’s waterfront. Party goers will be decked out in white and can drink and dance the night away before enjoying an amazing fireworks display being held at the waterfront.
So what does spending a bitcoin get you? The Bitcoin Baller Package includes the following: limousine pick-up, 2 butlers, and a platter of lobsters, oysters, and caviar. There’s plenty of booze in the package as well as buyers also get:
1 x Hendricks
1 x Ron Zacapa 23
1 x Cordon Bleu
1 x JW Blue Label
1 x Belvedere 6L
1 x Cristal
1 x Armand de Brignac
10 x Doms
Of course, people are still free to pay cash for partying at Skyline. The bar admits that nobody has come forward and bought the Bitcoin Baller Package, whose cost currently runs close to $13,000.
Skyline Used to Cryptocurrency
The Skyline bar in Singapore has run a number of successful cryptocurrency-themed events in the past. The main focus for such events is the people working in the financial technology sector, which is booming in Singapore. The bar was also the first club in the city-state to accept virtual currency when it began allowing Ethereum as a payment option on November 28th.
Subaish Rajamanickam, manager at Skyline, says:
We had a couple of cryptocurrency after-parties here, and we have also themed a night … called Crypto Thursdays. So that basically got the ball rolling for cryptocurrency acceptance here at Skyline.
Some patrons of the club have said that they’ll continue buying drinks in cash as the transaction fees are just too high to use on buying a drink or two. Still, a single martini is a far cry from the Bitcoin Baller Package. In the end, the important thing is that more and more businesses are accepting virtual currency as a viable payment option, and it appears that such acceptance will only grow in the new year.
Would you pay one bitcoin for the party package at Skyline? Does your favorite club or bar accept cryptocurrency? Let us know in the comments below.
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