Burgers and bitcoin

IMF spring meetings

Eve Maddock-Jones
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Not one of the classic combinations that comes to mind, like chips and gravy, or bangers and mash, or salt and vinegar.

But Burger King locations in Paris are now accepting cryptocurrency as payment, adding to the fast food giant's history of dalliance with digital assets. It's one of the stranger stories of late - let's see if it lasts longer than Tesla's flirtation with bitcoin a few years back. I know, I know… To the business at hand. This week, the International Monetary Fund's spring meetings featured plenty of depressing stats for the UK, including forecasting its economy to shrink by 0.3% this year, if inflation remains high. This doesn't bode well for Chancellor Hunt's ‘Budget for growth'...

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