Food orders from over 15,000 restaurants in France can now be paid for 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
The Just Eat online food ordering platform has started accepting cryptocurrencies for more than 15,000 restaurants in France. The Just Eat group is present in 13 countries. Its website for France recently underwent a major overhaul following the acquisition of Just Eat Plc by Takeaway.com. The latter has been accepting bitcoin for some time. The Just Eat website for France details this with the site redesign:
Payment methods have been extended 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 checks -meal).
To pay with Bitcoin or other supported cryptocurrencies, choose the “Bitcoin” option when ordering. After clicking ‘order’ you will be taken to the Bitpay website where you will be able to 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’ve chosen your wallet or exchange, you’ll be prompted to choose which cryptocurrency to pay with. In our example below, we chose the Bitcoin.com wallet and were asked to choose between BTC and BCH to make the payment. We were then presented with a QR code to complete the payment.
Once payment is complete, you will be redirected to the Just Eat website. “The order will arrive in our system and will be sent directly to the restaurant”, details the site, adding:
We do not charge any fees for Bitcoin payments.
Founded in 2001, the Just Eat group has 240,000 partner restaurants, according to the company’s presentation in December 2019. In addition to its activities in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy , in Ireland, Norway, Spain and Switzerland, the group also holds a stake in Ifood in Brazil and Mexico.
In April, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) gave the green light for Takeaway.com to acquire Just Eat. Just Eat is one of the leading food delivery companies in the UK market, while Takeaway.com operates in 11 countries overseas, including the Netherlands and Germany. As of this writing, UK website Just Eat does not accept bitcoin.
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