- Customers ordering from over 15,000 restaurants on the platform can now pay using crypto.
- Bitpay will facilitate crypto payments on the platform.
- The move is due to the pandemic and decreased usage of cash by customers.
Food delivery service provider, Just Eat France, has announced that it will now be accepting payments in Bitcoin. The customers of the platform are now able to order from over 15,000 restaurants using Bitcoin. Reportedly, Bitpay will facilitate the payments.
The website read,
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“We do not charge any fees for Bitcoin payments. To make a Bitcoin payment, you need to create a digital wallet by downloading special software or an app.”
Increased demand for food deliveries
The demand for food delivery services has skyrocketed this year due to the pandemic following the lockdown and the social distancing directives to stay safe from the virus. There’s also decreased usage of cash to pay for services, which is why most companies are finding crypto a viable option.
The amount that customers will pay on JustEat France will be done according to the rate on Bitpay. In case a customer cancels an order, the amount will be refunded in Euros, which will be credited to the person’s bank account.
The website stated,
“When you make your initial payment, Bitcoin is already converted into Euros. The rate applicable at the time of your payment will, therefore, be the rate applied for reimbursement.”
About Just Eat France
As one of the leading food delivery companies in France, Just Eat is a significant brand in France. Customers use the platform’s app to order food from their favourite restaurants. Its addition of Bitcoin to its payment options will drive the adoption of cryptocurrencies in the country to another level. Customers and restaurant owners are the main stakeholders in the company’s business model.
Gregory Raymond, a writer for a French publication, noted,
“Just Eat is a major player in the delivery of meals in France; this initiative could help to democratize the use of cryptocurrencies among the general public.”
Increased adoption of crypto in Europe
Despite the uncertainty of the European Union (EU), cryptocurrencies have continued to penetrate the European market. Most countries have become tax havens for crypto users, which has made it an attractive investment option. For now, the EU has made it clear that no country can have its cryptocurrency, but the usage of crypto isn’t prohibited.