As of today, Australians and New Zealanders can enjoy buying stuff via Bitcoin vending machines, a courtesy of the global soft drinks bottler and distributor, Coca-Cola Amatil. As we can see from the latest Bitcoin news, the BTC vending machines will be accepting payments in crypto.
This development also follows a new deal with the digital asset platform Centrapay which was announced on June 8. As we can see from the details, Coca-Cola Amatil’s network of more than 2,000 vending machines in Australia and New Zealand will let consumers spend their crypto by using their smartphone camera when scanning a QR code payment sticker. The users will be able to buy soft drinks with Bitcoin only if they have the Sylo Smart Wallet installed.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, the Sylo Smart Wallet is a decentralized app which integrates a messaging service with the digital wallet, providing support for major digital assets including Bitcoin (BTC) and any ERC-20 token.
The Bitcoin vending machines are a great novelty for this market and the Centrapay CEO Jerome Faury pointed to greater awareness of the need to reduce the physical contact in retail locations because of the global COVID-19 public health crisis.
The company’s agreement with Coca-Cola Amatil (which is one of the largest bottlers of the Coca-Cola range serving 270 million consumers) was presented as a first step in bringing access to crypto for all the global consumers.
“Now we’ve shown how it can work in Australia and New Zealand, we’re looking to grow the business globally. We’ve established a presence in North America and will be targeting the U.S. market next,” Faury noted.
Meanwhile, Centrapay is a company which is known in the cryptocurrency news and industry for removing the barriers to adopting Web 3.0 technologies. It focuses on digital assets and digital identity services – which it attributes to “integration complexity” and “poor user experiences.”
With this, Centrapay and Coca-Cola Amatil are laying out the ground work for a new technology and focusing on consumers and merchants, specifically Australians and New Zealanders. The crypto holders can now enjoy paying for their favorite soft drinks with BTC and other digital assets.
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