Rappi, a Colombian delivery app has teamed with Bitso and Bitpay to allow users to pay for orders with Bitcoin (BTC)and other crypto payments.
The company is merging with Bitso and Bitpay in a trial project in Mexico, according to a report. However, it’s unclear whether the test plan will allow users in Brazil and other Latin American countries to use the service.
Rappi’s co-founder and president, Sebastián Mejia, stated that cryptocurrencies will not be accepted directly by the app at this time. Rappi users in Mexico will be able to pay for credits using cryptocurrency. They can then spend their credits on any of the app’s merchandise and services.
Rappi’s goals for cryptocurrency, however, are much more ambitious, according to the institution’s president. In the future, other integrations should also be made public. He made the following observations:
“In this first phase, we decided to build a product that allows our consumers to connect their digital wallets and exchange accounts to convert cryptocurrencies into Rappi credits and thus access all the products available within the platform.”
This isn’t the first time a big delivery service has accepted Bitcoin. In 2017, Lieferando, like Rappi, was one of the first to accept cryptocurrency as payment. Grubhub has partnered with Lolli, a Bitcoin rewards software, to allow customers to earn cryptocurrency for their orders.
The continent of Latin America has been a hotbed of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency adoption. According to a recent study, 75% of investors in emerging countries in Asia-Pacific and Latin America want to increase their cryptocurrency holdings. El Salvador became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender in September 2021.