“Who wants Pizza Hut?” – El Salvador’s president Nayib Bukele publicly asked while sharing the above image on the day a new law came into force that makes it mandatory to accept bitcoin in the country for all merchants that have the technical means to do so.
While some granny selling bananas on the street may be unable to accept the new global currency, corporations like McDonald’s have already began rolling out the new payment method.
Please scan the code to pay, the new receipt says. Aaron van Wirdum, a bitcoin journalist, publicly stated:
“Just walked into a McDonald’s in San Salvador to see if I could pay for my breakfast with bitcoin, to be honest fully expecting to be told no.
But low and behold, they printed a ticket with QR that took me to a webpage with Lightning invoice, and now I’m enjoying my desayuno traditional!”