A big step for implementing encryption; Croatia’s largest supermarket will accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment from this month. Reuters reported this in a press release.
If you want to go on vacation in Croatia, you may have seen the series: Konzum. This is the first supermarket chain in Croatia to accept this type of payment. The supermarket is part of Fortenova Grupa, the largest food producer in the Balkans.
“Cryptocurrency payments are currently available in our online stores, but soon we plan to offer them in other stores across the country,” Konzum said in a statement. So it is unfortunately not possible to go to a physical store today and pay in bitcoin.
The supermarket offers online payment options with many different coins. You can according to see the news With nine different cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), EOS, DAI, Ripple (XRP), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Tether (USDT) and USDC. With this, you can pay for nearly 12,000 different products, with no additional costs, according to SeeNews.
Soon the Netherlands?
This probably sends a signal to other threads to start coding as well. At the moment, no supermarket chain in the Netherlands accepts crypto as a method of payment. Albert Heijn already had Blockchain technology discovered, but they don’t accept encryption yet. There are some Companies in the Netherlands that accept cryptocurrency for products or services. Although it is still easier to do euro shopping.
There is little hope. Konzum also operates in other countries. It is known in Bosnia and Herzegovina as “Velpro” and in Serbia and Montenegro as “Idea”. It is not known if cryptocurrency is acceptable here as well, but other than that, it is hoped that Konzum supermarket will also find its way to the Netherlands. Perhaps it will not happen, because they work only in the countries of the former Yugoslavia.
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