That’s right, now you can use another one of the world's most popular cryptocurrencies to buy your food, and get it delivered. We are proud to announce that we are the first food delivery company in Korea to accept Bitcoin Cash. Shuttle charges no additional fee to pay via Bitcoin Cash. You can use any wallet you have on your phone, and - thanks to our partner solution at BitPay - payments just take a few seconds to confirm. All prices are instantly converted from Korean won to Bitcoin Cash with almost no transaction fees!
1. Get some Bitcoin CashThe easiest way is to sign up for an exchange like Korbit or Coinbase where you can change your KRW to BCH2. ShopSelect a restaurant, add your food to the cart and click “Order” to get to the checkout page. There you select "Bitcoin Cash"3. A popup for your payment opens
4. Scan to pay Take out your phone that has a Bitcoin Cash wallet app installed, and use the "Scan" or "Read QR code" function of your app.
5. DoneLean back, Shuttle will handle the rest from here!
Korea is a technologically advanced and progressive country. But online payments have always been a source of frustration for Koreans in general, and expats especially. The prerequisites for online payments are numerous. You need to download and install numerous security plugins, provide a Korean ID number, a Korean phone number that is registered in your name, and then you can only use Internet Explorer. For the foreign community in Seoul, who - in proportion- use more Macs and often lack one of the above requirements, this is a major pain point. We received a lot of great feedback when we introduced the ability to pay with Bitcoin in July 2017, but people kept asking "Will you offer other crypto currencies later?". This will be our second crypto currency accepted as payment but it will not be our last!
We’re a bunch of early adopters who believe that there is always a better technology out there to solve our problems. And because Korea has these unique issues that hinder the spread of easy and affordable online payment options, we saw cryptocurrencies as a perfect fit for our and our customer’s problems. We live in exciting times; So accepting Bitcoin Cash as a payment option is the logical next step for Shuttle Delivery!
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