Safeway and Bitcoin RewardsThe new partnership, announced earlier today, has come as a surprise. Safeway announced that the new initiative will be available at all of its 894 locations in 17 American states. The system will reward customers with Satoshis, or one hundred millionth of one Bitcoin. In other words, a minute amount of cryptocurrency that will amount to 3.5% of the value of their spend on that given day.
Put BTC into the Hands of the MassesLolli CEO Alex Adelman has stated that by teaming up with a major grocery chain, Bitcoin will fall into the hands of those that otherwise may never own it. In this way, the initiative should help the adoption of the world's largest digital asset by market cap. In an interview with Yahoo Finance, Adelman said that teaming up with “one of the most well-recognized food retailers in the United States [...] will give people the ability to get involved in holding and owning Bitcoin—perhaps for the first time.” Adelman continues to say that giving Bitcoin rewards is a proactive way of getting Bitcoin into the "hands of the masses." He also continued by saying that Bitcoin offers shoppers a better store of value than more traditional fiat currency-denominated loyalty cards. He likened the initiative to a savings account that could return lucratively to long-term holders:
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