South Korean-based crypto exchange Bithumb has announced plans to supply kiosks to restaurants and cafes with an option for customers to pay for their food orders with their Bithumb crypto holdings, local news outlet Zdnet reported March 7.
The kiosk brand, called Touch B, is the result of a February partnership between Bithumb and kiosk manufacturers Unos Space, Tros Systems, and IYU for Bithumb to “supply kiosks optimized for small businesses that operate food and beverage franchises, small restaurants, and cafes.”
Zdnet reports that Bithumb launched three services, two of which were named in the article as kiosks Touchpad and Touchbone, giving business owners options based on their size and card requirements. Rental costs for Touch B kiosks will be offered for 10 percent less than the going rate as a way to help smaller businesses afford to use Bithumb’s products.
The third service is called Bithumb Cache, a password settlement service that will allow Bithumb customers to convert their funds to use at the kiosk with their password, thus “generat[ing] synergy [between the food] business [and] the currency exchange business.”
According to a statement from Bithumb,
“The entry into the kiosk business is meaningful to provide substantial benefits and low-cost rental services to small business owners. We will continue to work in various industries based on Blockchain technology, We will continue to provide opportunities to provide total solutions for small businesses through our partnership. “