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Purchasing goods and services online with cryptocurrency is becoming increasingly popular. A growing number of takeaway platforms around the world are ready to accept your digital cash in exchange for a tasty meal, be it a pizza, burger or vegan dish.
Get Pizza for Bitcoin
With pizza being among the first items purchased with bitcoin, it only seems fitting that we should start with a pizza delivery portal that accepts cryptocurrency. Pizzaforcoins is a service based in California where you can order from major chains such as Domino’s, Pizza Hut or Papa John’s.
Following an outbreak of E. coli in the United States that was linked to romaine lettuce, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering better track-and-trace methods and this includes the use of blockchain technology. Speaking to business news channel CNBC, FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced that the federal agency had hired the vice
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Study263, a Zimbabwean-owned fintech startup operating from South Africa, has opened an online store allowing Zimbabweans to buy food hampers that are delivered directly to their homes. Shoppers have the option to pay for items like cooking oil and baked beans in BTC, Paypal or Ecocash, a local mobile money payment system.
As Prices Spiral, Study263 Helps Zimbabweans Import Food Using Bitcoin
The southern African country of Zimbabwe, which adopted the U.S. dollar after abandoning its currency at the height of hyperinflation in 2009, is gripped by a shortage of foreign currency which has seen prices of imported goods spiral in recent weeks.
IBM has been flirting with blockchain technology for years. The former PC manufacturer has quietly built multiple blockchain technologies while more obviously innovating in spaces like artificial intelligence with its Watson technology. One area of keen interest as to what the blockchain is capable of is product information, tracking, and so forth. More specifically, food
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IBM is taking its food-tracking blockchain into production and has already signed up European supermarket giant Carrefour.
Walmart has advised its fresh, leafy greens producers to use blockchain technology to trace the movement of their products under its food traceability initiative, and to have all systems in place about one year from now, according to the company’s website. A letter to its suppliers noted the U.S. has suffered a multi-state outbreak of
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The U.N. World Food Programme plans to test blockchain for tracking food delivery in East Africa, following a refugee aid pilot in Jordan.
We all dream of the day that we see cryptocurrency accepted in our favourite fast food chains, but actually, I think the fast food chains are probably more excited than we are. Cryptocurrencies like Litecoin have the capacity to totally change the fast food industry and I genuinely believe that fast food hospitality will be one of the first industries that will truly adopt cryptocurrency.
Litecoin is light, fast, easy to transact and easy to manage, therefore it’s a fitting coin to ‘imagine’ in this fast food crypto society.
This week Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fans were pleased to hear another well-known merchant is now supporting BCH for payments. The South Korea-based food dispatch platform called Shuttle Delivery now accepts BCH for door-to-door meal deliveries throughout the Seoul region.
Alibaba payments affiliate Ant Financial is poised to launch a blockchain platform next month, alongside an application that tracks rice shipments.
On July 1, 2018, Héctor* received 0.5 nano. The transaction was a first for the Venezuelan, and he received it thanks to a donation from one of his fellow countrymen. To some, the roughly $ 1.80 sum in USD may be inconsequential. But to Héctor, whose country’s native currency is worth next to nothing, it was a godsend.
“0.5 nano is almost one entire monthly salary in my country. It’s more than I made last month,” he wrote in a post celebrating his newfound wealth on the r/nanocurrency subreddit.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is trialling a blockchain-based tracking system developed to make its supply chain more transparent.
Blockchain is now being applied to almost every industry out there, from energy to healthcare to streaming video. And many companies are now exploring its applications to one of our most important sectors: the food supply chain. Here are a few ways companies are exploring blockchain’s potential for securing this vital process, and a look at Fr8 Network, a new blockchain company that’s going to secure the freight portion of the producer-to-consumer food journey.