Binance announce Friday, it has partnered with Ukrainian supermarket chain VARUS, saying it will enable cryptocurrency payments for grocery purchases through the Binance Pay Wallet.
The grocery store is one of the largest in Ukraine with more than 111 stores in 28 cities of the country. The company said that this partnership will allow its customers to access instant cryptocurrency payments and fast delivery in 9 cities in Ukraine, namely; Kyiv, Dnipro, Kamyansk, Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhzhya, Brovary, Nikopol, Vishhorod and Pavlograd.
The companies also announced a “reward fund promotion,” where customers who order anything from the VARUS Delivery program worth more than 500 UAH and pay using Binance Pay, will be rewarded with 100 UAH.
A month ago, a Ukrainian crypto-payments and point-of-sale company called Whitepay rolled out a new program that enabled Ukrainians to buy electronics and other products with cryptocurrency.
Vitalik, founder of Ethereum, co-authored with this year’s Kyiv Tech Summit hosted from September 6-9 in Ukraine: “Ukraine can become the next Web3 hub.” He said he shares:
“Any country can become a hub for Web 3 if its citizens are actively interested in this technology and decide to make a significant contribution to its development,” Buterin added. Ukraine has the capacity and determination to do so.