PieBird Becomes First Restaurant to Accept Payment in BitCoin in Raleigh

Earlier this week PieBird, a familiar pie shop and restaurant in downtown Raleigh, published a page on their website that allowed users to purchase their food with BitCoin. This makes PieBird the first business in the Raleigh area to accept the fast growing cryptocurrency as a form of payment.

The order form on the website includes a wide variety of PieBird’s specialty pie’s that can be ordered for carry-out, and can be found at this address: http://piebirdraleigh.com/bitcoin-order-form/

BitCoin is a virtual cryptocurrency growing in popularity in online and offline communities. It is a software-based online payment system and was introduced as open-source software in 2009. Payments work peer-to-peer without a central repository or single administrator. Bitcoin is the first fully implemented decentralized cryptocurrency; most other cryptocurrencies are similar and derived from it. It is also the largest cryptocurrency in terms of total market value. The increasing popularity of the payment method derives from it’s freedom of use, and decentralized nature.

PieBird has chosen to become Raleigh’s first restaurant to accept the cryptocurrency because it wants to ensure their customers have the freedom to shop in a way that is convenient for them.

This pursuit of modern technology has allowed PieBird to add it’s name to a very short list of similar restaurants across the country, and and even smaller list of less than five restaurants that publicly accept BitCoin in all of North Carolina. 

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