1500 Restaurants in Denmark to Start Accepting Bitcoin

1500 Restaurants in Denmark to Start Accepting Bitcoin

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Bitcoin along with other Altcoins are quite bearish of late. The bear market which started this year has seen the crypto market lose a huge chunk of its capitalization and value. Despite this, blockchain adoption has in no way slowed down. In light of this, a Danish foodservice portal— Hungry.dk, with a database of more than 1500 restaurants nationwide, has made it known that it has started accepting bitcoin on its platform.

Hungry.dk Tried Bitcoin in 2014

Based on a statement from one of the company’s representatives, the portal started accepting payment in bitcoin as far back as four years ago. However, the option was suspected temporarily as a result of “the clogging of the mempool and the difficulty to confirm transactions during 2017.”

Blockchain technology has witnessed a lot of advancement since 2014, so the problem which existed then was no longer an issue. With blockchain adoption growing steadily and bitcoin’s popularity reaching a mainstream audience, now seems like the perfect time to reintroduce bitcoin as a payment method on the platform.

A representative from the company has also issued some statements, which further explains this. The statement reads that:
“We have accepted Bitcoins as a payment method for quite some time. We decided to remove the feature temporarily last year though because the average transaction time took too long, and the experience wasn’t the best. The problems have since been solved, and we have added the option again… Hungry.dk handle the payment, so you will always be able to use Bitcoins with all the restaurants currently found on Hungry.dk.”

Order Set to Increase

Although Hungry.dk has not released any statement detailing how many orders using Bitcoin as a payment method have been filled so far, the number is expected to surpass the previous records significantly. This number is also expected to grow large as time goes on and the industry continues to survive.