Food delivery marketplace Takeaway.com has begun accepting bitcoin payments for food orders and deliveries in a number of countries across Continental Europe.
Amsterdam-based Takeaway.com, an online food delivery platform that operates in a number of countries including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland and the Netherlands, among others, will accept bitcoin from users ordering food from all partner restaurants on the platform.
Takeaway.com announced bitcoin’s integration as part of an update to its improved German website, Lieferando.
Details from a blog announcement this week reveal that the bitcoin integration is – for now – available on the website alone, with support for mobile apps presumably in the piple.
Among the list of improvements and updates to its service, Lieferando stated:
From now on, you can pay with Bitcoin online (not via app, so far).
Sure enough, a food ordering process shows bitcoin among traditional payment methods. The payment getaway is notably enabled by bitcoin payments processor BitPay.
Takeaway.com’s German portal will accept food orders for all supported countries. Bitcoin payments, in particular, are enabled for the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, France, Austria and Switzerland. Restaurants in Luxembourg, Portugal and – uniquely – Vietnam are presently not supported.
The move to support the world’s most prominent cryptocurrency will undoubtedly boost bitcoin awareness among consumers in Germany and beyond. Lieferando’s Android application in Germany alone has seen anywhere between 1 and 5 million installs. Takeaway, which acquired Liferando in 2014, went public in September 2016 with a valuation of $1.1 billion.
Meanwhile, in a further boost to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, the German Parliament played host to the formation of the Blockchain Bundesverband, a federal advocacy group and association that will push for the adoption of blockchain technologies in the country.
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