While cryptocurrency is leaking into the spheres of entertainment, music and sports, the food industry seems to be falling behind a little. Though McDonald’s did launch its MacCoin, frankly speaking, it had nothing to do with crypto except its name.
A little cafe in the capital of Switzerland managed to outrun the king of fast food. You can now purchase food and beverages there using the Lightning Network of Bitcoin. By the way, the cafe is called energyKitchen.
To come up with this upgrade, the management of the cafe partnered up with a local IT company, and here is the result – Bitcoin holders now orders meals from the online menu or scan QR codes outside the cafe and pay for everything in BTC.
Oliver Grugger, the owner of this cafe, revealed some details on his Twitter.
Here is how our #LightningNetwork enabled Self Order Point looks like.
First of its kind, of course running on Bitcoin #mainnet, powered by LND @lightning @Blockstream! Visit https://t.co/p0htLS1BAN
Thanks for building this with me, @puzzleitc @jamok_sarita @tphilipona @gcomxx pic.twitter.com/OUbhpmrGaY
— Oliver Gugger (@gugol) September 18, 2018
So if you happen to be in Bern with a couple Bitcoins in your virtual pocket, make sure to stop by energyKitchen and get a cup of coffee.
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