Burger King Russia Franchise Plans to Accept Bitcoin Payments This Summer

bitcoin paymentsAccording to the regional news outlet, Uznay Vse, a Russian Burger King located in Moscow has begun testing bitcoin payments for food and drink purchases. The option to use the decentralized currency at Burger King Russia locations is expected to be rolled out across a few more restaurants in the country by the end of

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According to the regional news outlet, Uznay Vse, a Russian Burger King located in Moscow has begun testing bitcoin payments for food and drink purchases. The option to use the decentralized currency at Burger King Russia locations is expected to be rolled out across a few more restaurants in the country by the end of the summer.

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Russian Burger King Looks to Integrate Bitcoin for Food and Drink Purchases

Burger King Russia Franchise Plans to Accept Bitcoin Payments This Summer
Burger King Russia.

Bitcoin in Russia has been growing popular, and the country’s government authorities are expected to officially acknowledge and regulate the cryptocurrency in the near future. Now according to reports, Dmitri Medovoy, the general director of Burger King Russia says the fast food franchise is looking for a developer to install a bitcoin payment processing software for the restaurant’s cash registers and Burgerking.ru apps.

“The company plans to announce the winner of the tender for development of software that would enable us to accept bitcoins,” details the Russian Burger King’s general director. “The contractor will have to develop solutions for Burgerking.ru, the mobile apps for Android and iOS, and cash registers on R-keeper,”

Burger King Russia will begin accepting Bitcoin in 2017. This decision was made due to the success of cryptocurrency.

Burger King Russia Watching New Trends Closely

Burger King Russia Franchise Plans to Accept Bitcoin Payments This SummerMedovoy has been determined to make Burger King a “market leader” in Russia by planning for the expansion of more restaurants in the Siberian region. Currently, the Burger King franchise only has shops in Yekaterinburg, St. Petersburg, and Moscow. Uznay Vse details Burger King Russia accepting bitcoin payments is one the first initial steps towards mainstream merchant services accepting cryptocurrencies in the country.          

“Burger King is watching new trends closely, so we decided to launch this project. Cryptocurrency payments are the immediate future,” Medovoy explains.

The main difficulty – tax issues, rather than integration.

Russian Officials Favoring Cryptocurrency Regulation

The Burger King announcement follows the Deputy Head of Russia’s Ministry of Finance Alexey Moiseev’s recent statements towards introducing regulatory guidelines for cryptocurrency purchases. Additionally, the central bank of Russia has been working on a proposal to classify bitcoin as a digital asset for tax purposes. The Russian Burger King will not be the only Burger King brand fast food franchise that accepts bitcoin, as a restaurant in the Dutch city of Arnhem location also accepts the cryptocurrency for food services.

What do you think about Burger King Russia accepting bitcoin? Do you think bitcoin will prosper in the Russian region? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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The BurgerBot Will Disrupt Job Opportunities in the Fast Food Sector

TheMerkle BurgerBot JobsWith so many companies working on robotics right now it is evident some robots will take over our jobs sooner or later. People flipping hamburgers may want to pay extra attention to this article, as a major breakthrough has been made. More specifically, the BurgerBot is capable of flipping 400 burgers in one hour. A lot of fast food chains will be chomping at the bit to get their hands on this robot, that much is evident. The BurgerBot is Flippin’ Awesome It has to be said, flipping hamburgers is a job which gets a lot more negative attention than

TheMerkle BurgerBot Jobs

With so many companies working on robotics right now it is evident some robots will take over our jobs sooner or later. People flipping hamburgers may want to pay extra attention to this article, as a major breakthrough has been made. More specifically, the BurgerBot is capable of flipping 400 burgers in one hour. A lot of fast food chains will be chomping at the bit to get their hands on this robot, that much is evident.

The BurgerBot is Flippin’ Awesome

It has to be said, flipping hamburgers is a job which gets a lot more negative attention than needed. Many people see it as a last-resort job, but it still helps to pay the bills. More importantly, flipping hamburgers is a way to enhance your personal skill set and interact with customers. It may not be the most glorious job in the world, but the people active in the industry deserve a lot more respect than they are getting. None of that will matter in a few years from now, though, as the BurgerBot has arrived.

More specifically, the new robot developed by Momentum Machines is great at doing one job right. It will change the way we think about hamburgers, as it can produce 400 burgers every single hour. In the long run, such a bot would help reduce the number of erroneous burgers being made because the chef didn’t pay attention to what you ordered.  More importantly, it will not just create the patty itself, but also assemble the burger, complete with salad, tomatoes, and a toasted bun.

Contrary to what a lot of people may anticipate, this is not a proof of concept. Momentum Machines are looking to open their first robot hamburger restaurant in the near future. The company recently raised US$18m in funding to make this dream come true. It will be interesting to see if the BurgerBot will need to work at full capacity, though, as it is highly doubtful there will be 400 hamburger orders per hour anytime soon. Fast food restaurants may reach such numbers during busy periods, though.

Assuming this robot hamburger restaurant will open its doors, the end result could be quite surprising. It does not appear the company will have a chef on standby in case the BurgerBot fails, which could be quite problematic. Then again, the team has been working on the concept of creating such a restaurant for multiple years now. It seems evident they will cover all bases to ensure customers can enjoy a delicious hamburger at any given time.

As many people might have guessed by now, the Burgerbot is not designed to make existing employees more efficient. Unfortunately, the robot is destined to make employees obsolete, which does not bode well for the job sector right now. Takeaway owners will be quite pleased by this news, as they will need to manage and train less personnel. Moreover, robots don’t need sick days, holidays, or sleep. Ensuring the machine is cared for properly will be quite a challenge, though.

Even though the BurgerBot costs around US$30,000, it is possible to recoup the investment within the first year. Fast food restaurants would save around US$90, 000 on training fees and salaries alone, which means they could afford three of these robots if they wanted to. It is evident the burger flipping industry will be disrupted by automation and Ai in the future. It will be very difficult to compete with the BurgerBot, that much is evident.

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Lithuanian Researchers Create Ultrasonic Manipulation Technology for 3D Printing Purposes

TheMerkle 3d Printing UltrasonicOver the past few years, we have seen some interesting innovations in the 3D printing industry. It now appears a Lithuanian company has managed to develop an ultrasonic 3D printer. This is quite an intriguing development, as the printer would play as soon as an ultrasonic sound is played. Using ultrasonic waves to trap and move small particles for 3D printing purposes is something unheard of, until now. Ultrasonic Manipulation for 3D Printing Purposes It is evident researchers around the world are looking for ways to harness existing technologies and use them for innovative purposes. The Ultrasound Research Group in

TheMerkle 3d Printing Ultrasonic

Over the past few years, we have seen some interesting innovations in the 3D printing industry. It now appears a Lithuanian company has managed to develop an ultrasonic 3D printer. This is quite an intriguing development, as the printer would play as soon as an ultrasonic sound is played. Using ultrasonic waves to trap and move small particles for 3D printing purposes is something unheard of, until now.

Ultrasonic Manipulation for 3D Printing Purposes

It is evident researchers around the world are looking for ways to harness existing technologies and use them for innovative purposes. The Ultrasound Research Group in Lithuania has certainly been making some waves in this regard, as their new creation is quite revolutionary. More specifically, the group has come up with a way to manipulate ultrasonic waves to enable 3D printing and assembly. It also appears this new method is not limited to specific materials and components, which is quite significant.

This revolutionary technology can shake up the world of 3D printing as we know it. More specifically, being able to use different types of components and materials will certainly introduce some interesting concepts in the future. By manipulating sound waves, it is possible to handle components in the submillimeter range. More importantly, this method can handle sensitive components without damaging them, which is definitely something the research team will look into further.

As one would expect, the research team put together as a prototype printer to illustrate how this new technology works in a real environment. In the test, the printer was capable of assembling a printed circuit board with relative ease. The video below this article goes into detail as to how this technology works. It is evident there is some great science to this method, and it will be interesting to see what else this technology is capable of.

Ultrasonic manipulation is an area very few scientists have successfully explored so far. Even though it provides many advantages – such as handling different materials and components – it is hard to come up with a viable project. In Ultrasound Research Group’s case, preliminary tests indicate the custom printer can handle materials including metals, plastics, and liquids. This is quite a step compared to how 3D printing works in this day and age.

Ultrasonic 3D printing has been on the agenda for the Ultrasound Research Group since early 2014. So far, those efforts were not exactly successful, until they stumbled across this method to shake up the 3D printing industry altogether. It is even possible to move materials into a specific position, assuming the printer uses ultrasonic transducers positioned in a square formation. In doing so, the team can adjust the sound waves to ensure they are on the same frequency.

Although this is only a proof of concept right now, it is evident this technology can be quite significant in the next few years. Ensuring electronics are properly positioned on a PCB without any human involvement will certainly be beneficial to the consumer electronics industry. It is interesting to think of the possibilities which lie ahead, as manipulating ultrasonic waves can lead to some very intriguing results moving forward. For now, the research group will continue exploring the possibilities of this technology and fine-tune the process.

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