How to order a pizza with Bitcoins

ce519120abf6206b854ecdf96a9368f6By Fidel Martinez

Bitcoin, the decentralized digital currency, can be used to pay for online strippers, drugs, and even WordPress services. Now you can add pizza delivery to that list.

The aptly, albeit somewhat unimaginatively, named makes it possible for anyone to place a pizza order and pay for it using Bitcoins.

To place an order, enter your name and address. The site then redirects you to an online order menu that has various options and their respective prices (in BTC). Once a selection is made, Pizzaforcoins verifies that the payment has been made and an order is placed within 10 minutes.

The site essentially acts as a middleman between the customer and the pizza joint.

Orders can currently only be placed with Domino’s Pizza, but the site’s fine print indicates that they’ll soon be adding Pizza Hut and Papa John’s into the mix. The order options also appear to be limited to a few items and deals.

One of the offers available is two medium two-topping pizzas for 0.71 BTC. There is no one static dollar equivalent to this figure, given that the value of Bitcoin fluctuates based on demand. As of this writing, that amounted to $14.97 (one coin equals $21.01). For context, the same order would cost us $18.59 (tax included).

The site is the brainchild of Matt Burkinshaw and Riley Alexander, who state in the “about us” section that they did it “to further expand the usability of bitcoins on the open market.” The site does not disclose if it is intended to be a profit-earning enterprise.

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