Spending Bitcoin for Lunch: Deloitte Workers to Trial BTC Payments in Canteen

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One of the ‘big four’ auditing firms, Deloitte, is now allowing its Luxembourg workers to spend Bitcoin (BTC) at its cafeteria for lunch in a preliminary trial run.

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The auditing giant Deloitte is trying out a pilot program allowing Bitcoin payments at its canteen. That’s right, workers at its Luxembourg branch will now be able to spend BTC to buy lunch because, as the company puts it, “we think it’s good to have our employees access this new technology,” reported by the Luxembourg Times. 

However, Deloitte partner Laurent Collet said that the cryptocurrency space should temper its expectations. Deloitte has no plans to allow its clients to buy in BTC anytime soon. This is just for the company’s cafeteria as a ‘test,’ to give its employees the opportunity to transact and experience using the digital currency.

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The auditing firm has been looking closer into blockchain technology. Currently, the company’s priority is leveraging the technology to better manage transactions. Collet told the Luxembourg Times that the focus on blockchain is threefold: it speeds up transactions, makes auditing far simpler, and removes middlemen in the process for better efficiency.

Deloitte isn’t the only one out of the ‘Big Four’ to be experimenting with Bitcoin, either. Starting in October, the Luxembourg branch of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will be accepting Bitcoin payments across the board. It will be rolled out October 1 to position the company as an “early adopter” since it assessed that the underlying technology has the potential to become a “medium to long-term standard in the economy.”

It remains to be seen whether PwC’s adoption of Bitcoin may spur similar interests at Deloitte, but for now, the company has no such plans on its agenda.

Would you ever use BTC to buy food at a canteen? Is this an indicator of more Bitcoin adoption to come? Let us know your thoughts below in the comments. 

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Raised in the U.S, Lucian graduated with a BA in economic history. An accomplished freelance journalist, he specializes in writing about the cryptocurrency space and the digital '4th industrial revolution' we find ourselves in.

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