This Article was originally published by Andrew Rowan on TechInAsia and later republished on his Medium account in the year of 2017. We republished and translated the article with the authors permission.

Đồng sáng lập Bitcoin Việt Nam (từ trái qua phải) Aleksander Winter, Nguyễn Trần Bảo Phương, Dominik Weil và Phil Trinh. Ảnh: Bitcoin Vietnam.
Bitcoin Vietnam co-founders (left to right) Aleksander Winter, Nguyen Tran Bao Phuong, Dominik Weil, and Phil Trinh. Photo: Bitcoin Vietnam.

A rough start

Instant Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Exchange
Hội nghị về Blockchain và Fintech được tổ chức vào tháng 6 năm 2016 diễn ra 2 ngày tại Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh. Ảnh: Infinity Blockchain Labs.
The two-day conference on Blockchain and Fintech was held in June 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Infinity Blockchain Labs.

A new beginning

Máy ATM Bitcoin được đặt tại Quận 1. Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh. Ảnh: Bitcoin Vietnam.
The Bitcoin ATM is located in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1. Photo: Bitcoin Vietnam.

Bitcoin at a Vietnamese intersection

P.S.: If you are keen to dive deeper into the evolving tech landscape in Vietnam – Andrew published “STARTUP VIETNAM” in the year of 2019. Andrew has been a long-time resident and astute observer of the Vietnamese startup scene for many years and distilled his insights into one of the first primers on the Vietnamese Startup scene.