Move over Bitcoin: All about McDonald’s new MacCoin


This is news made in heaven for all Big Mac lovers in the US.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic Big Mac, McDonald’s customers are set to receive a MacCoin with the purchase of a Big Mac across the 14,000 participating restaurants from today.

Customers can redeem the new brass-colored coins, which is not a cryptocurrency, for a free Big Mac.

To understand how popular Big Mac is in America, figures state that McDonald’s sold more than 1.3bn of those in 2017. The scheme is set to run throughout the rest of 2018.