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Hot week of discussions, there was. Accept bitcoin, they rumored Starbucks would. To gain momentum BCH continued. For this and more news look in our weekly Reddit survey.

I wonder if Starbucks is aware of the fact that there was quite literally a civil war over whether coffee should be on the blockchain, and that they're on the chain that doesn't want coffee.

But u/LuxuriousThrowAway found a way to technically pay via BTC:

Buy a sbux gift card from gyft.com. pay with Bitcoin Cash or with the old 7tps Bitcoin. Boom, your Starbucks takes Bitcoin.

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