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Another article, on Bitcoin Magazine:
Leading South African Retailer Pick n Pay Starts Accepting Bitcoin https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/pick-n-pay-now-accepts-bitcoin
And another article, in the Sunday Times:
And also, Business Insider South Africa:
(Pick n Pay embarks on its own 'new dawn' – with stores to challenge Shoprite and Woolworths https://www.businessinsider.co.za/pick-n-pay-new-qualisave-store-compete-with-shoprite-and-woolworths-2022-9
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Exciting news!
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This is a big deal. PnP is a genuinely huge grocery chain. I suspect the amount of Bitcoin spent will be very small, but it makes it possible to live almost entirely from Bitcoin almost anywhere in the country.
If they see good economics from doing it, maybe they’ll even run promotions or partner with a Bitcoin wallet.
I’m going to SA again later this year, and looking forward to trying it out!
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"Pick n Pay partnered with Electrum and CryptoConvert for the latest pilot. Electrum’s payment platform connects Cryptoconvert and Pick n Pay, letting customers pay with the bitcoin lightning technology at the till point. — (c) 2022 NewsCentral Media"
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