Just Eat adds Bitcoin payments for 15,000 restaurants in France
Just Eat, a major British online food order and delivery platform operating across 13 countries, has added cryptocurrency payment support for its France subsidiary.
The company has partnered with the cryptocurrency payment provider Bitpay to allow its users to pay in Bitcoin (BTC). Just Eat users will now be able to order food from across 15,000 restaurants in France by paying in either of these cryptocurrencies, Decrypt first reported on Sept. 7.
Seemingly, the addition of crypto payments comes after the acquisition of Just Eat France by Takeaway.com, which has been accepting Bitcoin payments since 2017 for other platforms it acquired.
The Just Eat France website details the payment process saying its users will have to “create a digital wallet by downloading special software or an app.” Once they have linked it to the Just Eat application, they can choose the Bitcoin payment option upon checkout that will redirect the users to the Bitpay payment portal.
The price of Bitcoin will be calculated depending on its current price on Bitpay and the delivery platform will not charge any transaction fee for the cryptocurrency payments.
If a user cancels an order paid for in Bitcoin, the platform will make a refund of the paid amount in euros in the user’s bank account rather than in BTC. The refund amount will not depend on the real-time price of Bitcoin, according to the website.