Burger King Launches Its Own Virtual Currency In Russia

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Estonia wants to launch its own government-backed cryptocurrency called 'estcoin'

Tuesday through Friday, Burger King will offer a free whopper to the first 2500 people who publicly confess on LinkedIn that they were fired.

People who post "I got fired".

In fact, if you go back to that whole "Whopper Severance package" quote, Burger King does make it sound like a gift card is only part of the mailing.

I think it sure is nice of BK to do this for folks, but I'm just not sure about posting that statement on LinkedIn with potential employers able to see.

The cryptocurrency - a term for digital currencies like Bitcoin that operate independently of central banks - can be claimed when customers buy burgers at the fast food chain.

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So the way this will work is that customers will receive token as a reward for purchasing a Whopper burger.

The tokens will reward diners by allowing them to claim one coin for every ruble they spend on a signature Whopper sandwich.

Burger King's new Whoppercoins can be used by customers to purchase hamburgers. The use of the blockchain technology as the basis for recording loyalty points is a first, to the best of my knowledge. According to the forecasts, cryptocurrency will increase exponentially in value.

A billion Whoppercoin have been issued thus far via the Waves paltform, and more will follow if demand does. The company said it would release Apple and Android apps so people could save, share and trade their wallet full of WhopperCoins.

Burger King has partnered with crypto-cash start-up Waves to create and run the scheme. And the King also subtly insinuates that, hey, maybe Burger King could be the place for you.

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