A report from two days ago that revealed that KFC Venezuela would be accepting dash crypto-currency, has been rubbished by the CEO of KFC Venezuela, Antonio Sampayo.
Sampayo revealed that the fast-food chain in that country has held discussions with Dash, but the terms had not yet been agreed on. He also denied reports that the fast food outlet was processing payments using Dash.
A Twitter post from a dash merchant in Venezuela read; “Unfortunately, the message released was premature and reflected our optimism instead of the current stage of our discussions with KFC Venezuela. We regret the error and would like to apologize to KFC Venezuela, their directors and the general public.”
The dash merchant also clarified that it was in talks to test out dash payments in the Chacao municipality of Caracas. The reaction from the CEO of KFC Venezuela came after the PR and media director at DashNews, mark mason, posted a tweet stating that the KFC Venezuela had started accepting Dash as a means of payment.
The video attached to the tweet had claimed that the Venezuelan capital of Caracas would be the first city to test a crypto-powered payment system in one of its biggest KFC restaurants with 24 other locations across the country to follow.
The statement had also stated that more than 2400 merchants were accepting Dash in that country including major fast food chains such as papa johns and subway. A Venezuela dash merchant, Alejandro Echeverria had talked up the potential of dash in the country stating that the crypto-currency offered Venezuelans easy payment completion methods which was great for small family businesses.
The idea of a KFC accepting payments in crypto is not far-fetched at all with KFC Canada having offered the “Bitcoin Bucket” to its customers.