A cafe in Switzerland has become the first in the world to release a self-service shop which allows customers to order menu items using Bitcoin and the Lightning Network (LN).
Coffee For (Lightning) Bitcoin
energyKitchen, located in the country’s capital Bern, has begun offering coffee, drinks and food items via an online shop and QR codes located outside its physical premises.
Arguably one of the simplest consumer-oriented Lightning implementations, the shop allows Bitcoin holders to pay directly using a Lightning Network-enabled wallet and collect in-store.
The tool came as a collaboration between energyKitchen’s Oliver Grugger and developers from local software development company Puzzle ITC.