Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Foodler Becomes First Food Ordering Service to Accept Bitcoin Payments

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 17, 2013--
Foodler, the online food ordering service that connects consumers with the widest variety of restaurants for immediate delivery, today announced that it is the first food ordering service to accept Bitcoins to pay for delivery and takeout.

Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency, has become an increasingly popular form of payment since its inception nearly four years ago. With a growing number of local bars and restaurants accepting Bitcoin as a valid method of payment, Foodler is now offering its users the option of paying with Bitcoin at and via the Foodler iPhone app. For those users with existing Foodler accounts, Bitcoins can be spent almost instantly, with the food delivered within an hour.

Foodler users with a Bitcoin wallet can select a Bitcoin payment option from within their Foodler account page. A unique Bitcoin address and corresponding QR code will be securely generated for every user and for every transfer a user performs. The Bitcoin deposit will then be posted to a user's Foodler account as 'FoodlerBucks,' a recognized form of payment for delivery, takeout and tips for any participating Foodler restaurant.

Christian Dumontet, co-founder of Foodler, explains, "Interest in Bitcoin is soaring and, as people are becoming accustom to using Bitcoin to pay for everyday items -- whether it be at a coffee shop or local restaurant -- we wanted to provide an easy way for the more than 11 million people with Bitcoins to pay for their meal deliveries." - Read more here:

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