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Burger King Russia introduces the “Whoppercoin”, a cryptocurrency to buy Whoppers

Fast food bitcoin.

Fast food crypto currency is now a reality and it is an innovation coming out of Burger King Russia.

The fast food giant is introducing The “Whoppercoin”, the Fast-Food Industry’s first digital currency.

Zerohedge reports

In what we believe to be a first for the global fast-food industry, Burger King Russia has reportedly created a virtual currency called the “Whoppercoin.”

The company has reportedly issued one billion of the tokens using the Waves blockchain platform.

Burger King’s decision comes amid a thaw in Russia’s posture toward digital currencies. After initially threatening to jail digital-currency users, the Russian government is reportedly considering legislation to legalize digital-currency payments. Earlier this month, an aid to Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he would be seeking to raise $100 million to build a large bitcoin-mining operation with the goal of eventually claiming 30% of the bitcoin network’s hashing power.

According to Fortune, the coin was launched alongside a new loyalty program: For every Whopper purchased, customers will receive one Whoppercoin. However, it’s unclear if the company will accept the digital tokens as payment

“The Whoppercoin launched in tandem with a new loyalty program. For each Whopper burger customers purchase, they’ll receive one Whoppercoin in a special cryptocurrency wallet. While the coins’ wider use is unclear, some reports suggest that the Whoppercoin will be accepted as payment at Burger Kings across Russia.”

The Whoppercoin was officially introduced to the Russian market on August 22. This summer numerous reports claimed that Burger King Russia was planning to start accepting payment in bitcoin.

 

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Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
August 27, 2017

We have two choices: Fat Donald’s or Murder King.

Norman
Norman
August 27, 2017

Burger King? Shut it down

Vlad Pufagtinenko
Vlad Pufagtinenko
August 28, 2017

Of course Burger King invented another coin. The Russian rubble isn’t worth anything

zorbatheturk
zorbatheturk
August 28, 2017

Whopper soon to be renamed the Big McStalin.

Hamletquest
Hamletquest
August 28, 2017

Sorry the Whoppercoin is not new. The oringinal “Bitburger” was created in Germany two centuries ago!

Johann Peter Wallenborn founded the Bitburger brewery in Bitburg in 1817…

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