While paying for coffee with cryptocurrencies is not a routine yet, it's getting more and more common in...Venezuela! Venezuelans can already buy sandwiches or pizza with cryptocurrency Dash in Subway, Papa John's and KFC.
In November Dash launched a new sms payment service enabling crypto transactions without internet. Those who have no smartphone or internet access (approximately 60% of Venezuelan population) can now easily make purchases with cryptocurrencies. Today almost 2500 different merchants in the country accept Dash for payments.
Why Is It Important?
Back in summer Vitalik Buterin spoke about the necessity to focus on ordinary people, not crypto enthusiasts, when speaking about blockchain implementation. In his opinion, it will make the crypto market develop faster. We share this point of view and that is why we support attempts of Venezuela to use cryptocurrencies in everyday life. We look forward to seeing the rest of the world doing the same.