The ‘Bitcoin Bucket’: KFC Canada Accepts Bitcoin for Fried Chicken

January 12, 2018 17:13 UTC

The biggest name in fried chicken has launched a cryptocurrency-themed “Bitcoin Bucket,” and yes, you can pay for it using the flagship cryptocurrency.

KFC Canada Launches ‘Bitcoin Bucket’

KFC Canada began the publicity stunt on Thursday, advertising the Bitcoin Bucket on social media and livestreaming its price in bitcoin, which constantly fluctuates based on the exchange rate of $20 CAD, the product’s fiat price.

Unfortunately, the Bitcoin Bucket is not available at your local restaurant, but customers lucky enough to live within one of KFC’s Canadian delivery zones can schedule evening deliveries through Jan. 19 at 8 pm EST.

“Apologies, rest of the world,” the product description reads.

For the few customers who are interested in what is actually in the bucket, it includes 10 original recipe tenders, waffle fries, a medium side, medium gravy, and two dips.

The company is partnering with BitPay to accept bitcoin payments for the meal, but Luddites can still complete the purchase using fiat currency to avoid the rising transaction fees now associated with bitcoin payments. However, the company is purportedly considering updating the promotion to include altcoin payments.

‘Avoid Bucket FOMO’

KFC’s corporate Twitter account is known for its hilarious antics — the company sent a custom portrait to the first person who discovered why the account only followed the Spice Girls and six people named Herb — and KFC Canada lived up to this reputation in its tweets promoting the product.

In addition to warning customers to stay away from alt-recipes, the company advised customers to “Avoid Bucket FOMO” and buy the dip (they offer five different kinds).

The company has even concocted a plan to discover the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator without whom the Bitcoin Bucket would never have become a reality.

So place an order — if you’re lucky, maybe they’ll even throw in some blockchain-themed iced tea.

Featured image from Shutterstock.

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