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Yes, You Can Pay for a Bucket of KFC With Bitcoins

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  • Kentucky Fried Chicken isn’t afraid to pull a tacky stunt in order to grab headlines and seem hip, so the chain is planning to accept everyone’s favorite cryptocurrency as payment for one day only. Today, January 11, at 3 p.m., KFC’s Canada branch will rebrand its $20 Bucket as the 0.0041 Bitcoin Bucket, “or whatever its ever-fluctuating value happens to be at the moment.” The bucket’s value will be tracked on Facebook Live, and bitcoin-trading Canadians can stop by KFC’s website and exchange their internet money for a bucket of tenders, which will be delivered between January 12 and January 18. This must be the first step toward Kentucky Fried Chicken renaming itself Kentucky Fried Blockchain.
  • A writer prepared Mario Batali’s infamous cinnamon roll recipe that was included in the disgraced celebrity chef’s apology letter. The recipe, like Batali himself, turns out to be garbage.
  • Rapper/famous person Drake is about to open a restaurant in Toronto, and he hosted a celebrity-packed friends and family night on Wednesday. Among the guests was basketball superstar LeBron James.