Food orders from over 15,000 restaurants in France can now be paid with bitcoin and a number of other cryptocurrencies through a major online food ordering website, Just Eat.
Just Eat Accepts Cryptocurrencies for Restaurants in France
Online food ordering platform Just Eat has begun accepting cryptocurrencies for over 15,000 restaurants in France. The Just Eat group operates in 13 countries. Its website for France has recently undergone a significant makeover following the acquisition of Just Eat Plc by Takeaway.com. The latter has been accepting bitcoin for quite some time. The Just Eat website for France details that with the site makeover:
Payment methods have been expanded and now include Apple Pay, Google Pay (via our Just Eat app) and bitcoin, in addition to other payment methods if offered by restaurants (credit card, Paypal, cash, checks or meal vouchers).
To pay with bitcoin or other supported cryptocurrencies, choose the “Bitcoin” option when placing your order. After clicking “order,” you will be transferred to the Bitpay website where you will choose from a long list of wallets and exchanges. You can also choose from a number of cryptocurrencies supported by Bitpay: BTC, BCH, ETH, GUSD, USDC, PAX, BUSD, and XRP.
Once you have chosen your wallet or exchange, you will be prompted to choose the cryptocurrency to pay with. In our example below, we chose the Bitcoin.com wallet and were asked to select between BTC and BCH to make the payment with. We were then presented with a QR code to complete the payment.
When payment is successful, you will be redirected back to the Just Eat website. “The order will arrive in our system and will be sent directly to the restaurant,” the site details, adding:
We do not charge any fees for bitcoin payments.
Founded in 2001, the Just Eat group has 240,000 restaurant partners, according to the company’s December 2019 presentation. Besides operating in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Spain and Switzerland, the group also has a stake in Ifood in Brazil and Mexico.
In April, the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) greenlighted the acquisition of Just Eat by Takeaway.com. Just Eat is one of the main food delivery firms in the U.K. market, while Takeaway.com operates in 11 countries overseas, including the Netherlands and Germany. At the time of writing, the U.K. Just Eat website does not accept bitcoin.
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