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Make some bad decisions… with bitcoin

Bad Decisions, a corner bar in Fells Point, has become the first brick-and-mortar establishment and the first bar to accept Bitcoin in Maryland.

Owner John Reusing announced Friday that the pub would begin to accept the virtual currency as payment. No one has used it yet, but he knows it will get some action Wednesday night.

Bad DecisionsThat’s when the Baltimore Bitcoin meetup group will hold its second meeting at Bad Decisions.

Group leader John Devor wrote on the meetup page: “I just found out that a bar is accepting Bitcoin here in Baltimore. It’s called Bad Decisions. How about we change the location to that bar to show them some support?”

The group held its first meeting at Betamore in Federal Hill Dec. 4.

Reusing said he decided to accept Bitcoin because it was “something worth trying.” He doesn’t plan on keeping it for long — his intention is to convert it to dollars soon after transactions.

“I didn’t really see how it could hurt,” he said, hoping that “maybe it would bring in more customers.”