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Buying burritos with bitcoin? Chipotle now accepts cryptocurrencies

ByHazel R. Lang

Jun 2, 2022

How many burritos could you buy with one bitcoin? Find out for yourself, as Chipotle now accepts a range of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoinsether and dogecoin.

Chipotle has partnered with payment platform Flexa to accept cryptocurrencies, digital tokens, and digital dollars. Once customers have set up their Flexa account, they simply download the Spedn app (no typos) from the iOS App Store or Android Play Store, link their wallets and enter their purchase – which appears in the form of a QR-style code scanned at the Chipotle Registry.

“We are constantly exploring innovations that will improve our customer experience, and that now includes accepting digital currency payments with Flexa at Chipotle’s U.S. restaurants,” said Curt Garner, chief technology officer at Chipotle, in a statement to CNET.

According Flexa press release, although it’s unclear when or if it will be available elsewhere. (Flexa also supports payments in Canadian dollars.) To make the process easier, Flexa will give 10% off their first order, which could be helpful if someone ends up spending a bitcoin ($30,264 today ) in burritos.

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