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French Food Delivery App Rolls Out Bitcoin Payments for Its 26 Million Customers

The French subsidiary of food delivery service Just Eat will accept Bitcoin payments for all orders placed in its mobile application, as per an announcement on Monday.

Just Eat France lists over 15,000 restaurants from all over the country and had an estimated 26.8 million users in 2018, as per tracking site Statistica. And now, all buyers will have Bitcoin payments as an option on the service.

All payments will be handled by Bitcoin payment processor BitPay, and prices will be calculated based on market values quoted by Bitpay at the time of order.

No external fees will be charged for making a payment with Bitcoin. In addition, users can use any Bitcoin wallet and integrate it with Just Eat. If a Bitcoin payment is canceled, the customer will be refunded in euros, and the payment will be returned to the customer’s traditional bank account, the website added.

The move comes as home delivery services have seen a spike in recent months, likely caused by the widespread establishment of social distancing rules and to growing adoption of cashless payments worldwide. 

Just Eat is not the first food delivery application to add support for Bitcoin payments: in 2017, leading German food delivery app Lieferando introduced Bitcoin as a payment option for its customers.

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