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Brokerage firm Nomura offers pizza and pasta delivery payable in crypto tokens
Nomura is offering subscriptions to a luxurious Italian food delivery service, where customers can use tokens existing on the blockchain for purchasing dishes.
An affiliate of Nomura Holdings Inc. began selling the cryptocurrency tokens for four high-end food parcels a year from award-winning Japanese chef Masayuki Okuda.
Included in the delivery menu are pumpkin ravioli, corn and chicken tortellini, and asparagus pizza.
Okuda is famous for using traditional local ingredients like olive-fed beef and zusayama chicory.
Owners of the tokens could trade their acquired food assets from next year under current plans.
An annual subscription cost for the food delivery service is ¥60,000, on top of an initial ¥3,000 membership purchase.
Nomura, Japan’s biggest brokerage, is expanding the ibet platform, which it co-owns with other firms, with tokens for assets such as corporate bonds and real estate.
Nomura aims to help grow the digital asset market aside from creating business for local agricultural and fishery products.