South African Pick n Pay is Testing Bitcoin Payments

· September 17, 2017 · 2:15 pm

The second largest supermarket chain store in South Africa, Pick n Pay, recently started testing Bitcoin payments at its stores.

Bitcoin payments at Pick n Pay

In the recent years, Bitcoin has become a more and more popular payment method for many retail stores worldwide. A recent announcement by the payment software development firm, Electrum, described the recent Bitcoin payment test that conducted at a selected Pick n Pay store. The software integration would easily allow consumers to buy their groceries at Pick n Pay with Bitcoin. Dave Glass, MD at Electrum said following in a statement:

We’ve worked closely with PnP for several years as a key technology provider. Our mission is to support innovative enterprises like Pick n Pay, and together we use the advanced Electrum software-as-a-service technology to move quickly on new opportunities, whilst at the same time delivering the best possible shopping experience,

While Electrum provided the fitting cloud-based transaction system, the South African based blockchain startup Luno, provided the necessary blockchain infrastructure for the POS system.