12 Jan '18, 6pm

No joke: KFC Canada starts accepting Bitcoin for a bucket of chicken, immediately sells out

No joke: KFC Canada starts accepting Bitcoin for a bucket of chicken, immediately sells out

TORONTO — A professed failure to understand Bitcoin has not deterred KFC Canada from accepting the cryptocurrency as payment for a bucket of fried chicken. A limited-time marketing promotion for a “Bitcoin Bucket” was launched Thursday afternoon by the quick-serve restaurant chain — so limited, in fact, that it appeared to sell out of the ten-piece chicken buckets entirely between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. ET on Friday. “Sure, we don’t know exactly what Bitcoins are, or how they work, but that shouldn’t come between you and some finger lickin’ good chicken,” the company said in a posting on its Canadian Facebook page that featured a live tracker of the virtual currency’s value superimposed on a bucket of chicken. Blockchain frenzy fuelling company name changes, new coins, reverse takeovers and soaring stock prices Warren Buffett says cryptocurrencies certain to come to a ‘bad en...

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