In May 2010, when Bitcoin was in its nascent stage, Laszlo Hanyecz ordered a couple of pizzas for 10,000 BTC.
Fast forward to 2020: Bitcoin is a financial juggernaut and ordering food using BTC has just become the new normal. Just Eat, a British food delivery platform active in 13 countries recently started accepting payments in BTC for over 15,000 restaurants in France.
Just Eat has partnered with the crypto payments platform BitPay to give its users the ability to pay in BTC. Just Eat France’s website details the process of paying for food with Bitcoin:
The current Bitcoin price on BitPay will be taken into account while paying for the order. Just Eat will not charge a transaction fee for the same.
If a user cancels an order, the value of the order will be refunded in euros in the user’s bank account. This amount will be the same as the value of BTC at the time of order.
This development comes after Takeaway.com took over Just Eat France. Takeaway.com has been known to accept BTC payments at other platforms it has acquired since 2017.
This is just one of several recent examples that showcase Bitcoin making its way into daily life. The future as envisioned by Satoshi Nakamoto doesn’t seem to be that far away.