This year marks the 50th anniversary of the BigMac, and to celebrate, fast food empire McDonalds has launched its very own cryptocurrency: the ‘MacCoin’. That’s right folks, starting this week investors can purchase limited edition MacCoins at any McDonalds store in America.
Beginning August 2, McDonald’s customers will have the option to purchase a MacCoin with every BigMac. The MacCoin can then be used to purchase, you guessed it, even more BicMacs.
You could say that the innovative new MacCoin acts as the stable coin of the fast food industry, securely retaining its 1:1 value to a BigMac, free from the dangers of market volatility.
McDonalds has set its coin cap at 6.2 million MacCoins. This brand new cryptocurrency will be available for purchase through the rest of 2018, or until all MacCoins are distributed.
“MacCoins will feature five unique designs, each representing a decade of the Big Mac,” reports the UK Express.
According to UK Express, coin themes are as follows:
“The ‘70s: Showcasing the decade’s flower power
The ‘80s: Alluding to pop art
The ‘90s: Defined by bold, abstract shapes
The early ‘00s: Specifically focusing on the technology that was at the forefront of the turn of the century
The ‘10s: MacCoin calling attention to the evolution of communication”
The BigMac first launched in 1968, and along with the famous golden arches, has become synonymous with the most successful fast food corporation in history. Last year, McDonalds sold over 1.3 billion BigMacs. Approximately 14,000 McDonalds stores will be participating in the MacCoin promotion.
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