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Fastfood chain KFC Canada accepts Bitcoin

15 January 2018

KFC Canada introduced a "Bitcoin Bucket", a new menu item that customers can buy exclusively with cryptocurrency bitcoin (BTC).

"While it is unusual and quirky, it is a legitimate way to purchase KFC", said a company spokesman, adding the chain had already received a number orders that will be fulfilled this evening. "So, trade your Bitcoins for buckets and invest in something finger lickin' good".

Currently, the Bitcoin Bucket is sold out (unfortunately).

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The artery-clogging Bitcoin Bucket "Includes 10 Original Recipe Tenders, Waffle Fries, Med Side, Med Gravy and 2 Dips", at a cost of however many Bitcoin equates to CA$20. At the same time, KFC will also place a Facebook-based live tracker of the bucket's price corresponding to the bitcoin-dollar exchange rate. The meal can be ordered only for delivery with payment accepted via Bitpay.

The company announced their new promotion via Twitter on January 11, reading: "KFC Canada presents The #Bitcoin Bucket".

KFC Canada even promised a free bucket to bitcoin founder Satoshi if he "reveals his true identity".

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Indeed, the company appears to be jumping on the publicity bandwagon surrounding cryptocurrencies.

In response to a tweet from Litecoin creator Charlie Lee, KFC suggested that it may consider expanding the promotion to include other cryptocurrencies as well.

KFC has a wonderful history of getting in on freakish tech trends, including a food tray that doubles as a Bluetooth keyboard, a meal box that can charge your phone, a VR training game, and even chicken-flavored edible nail polish.

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Fastfood chain KFC Canada accepts Bitcoin