Real Hodlers must be strong now: In Australia and New Zealand, Coca-Cola vending machines will be able to accept Bitcoin in the future.

While Bitcoin acceptance in this country is still slow, Bitcoiners on the other side of the globe can at least use BTC to quench their thirst. In future, digital gold can be exchanged for the capitalist fizz at over 2,000 Coca-Cola vending machines in Australia and New Zealand. This is made possible by a cooperation between the Australian payment service provider Centrapay and none other than the company Coca-Cola Amatil. Coca-Cola Amatil is the largest bottler and distributor of beverages in the Asia Pacific region.

However, owning Bitcoin alone is not sufficient to make use of the new payment option. Thirsty antipodes with crypto affinity must use the Sylo Smart Wallet, a product of Centrapay. Then the Coca Cola paid for with Bitcoin is only one QR Code scan away after the selection of drinks.

Centrapay CEO Jerome Faury will not miss the opportunity to use this as a bonus in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Paying by QR Code has „the added benefit of reducing physical contact and addressing the hygiene issues that we have all become aware of as a result of COVID-19“. The fact that contact transmissions apparently play hardly any role at Covid-19, at least according to data from the Robert Koch Institute – donated. Mysophobic cola shoppers still find the offer appealing.

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The Sylo Wallet offers other functions in addition to the safekeeping of Bitcoin and Co. In addition to P2P messaging, the wallet – which should come as no surprise to those familiar with the scene – offers its own ecosystem including crypto-token, SYLO. This should also serve the management of the own digital identity:

At Centrapay we are working to create a future where individuals have control over their own data and digital identity. Brands can interact with people in a direct and ethical way, empowering them to make the right buying decisions while supporting their retail and other distribution partners,

Jerome Faury is quoted in the press release of 8 June.