Australia and New Zealand consumers can now buy coke with Bitcoin. Over 2,000 Coca-Cola vending machines in Australia and New Zealand now accept Bitcoin. This is thanks to an agreement between Coca-Cola Amatil and Centrapay. Coca-Cola Amatil is a major bottler and distributor in Asia Pacific, supporting 140 brands.
To pay with bitcoin, users must have Centrapay’s Sylo Smart Wallet. All they need to then do is to scan the QR payment code using their smartphones. The coke vending machine currently only accepts bitcoin. However, the company plans to add other cryptocurrencies in the future.
Centrapay CEO Jerome Faury expressed that “Now we’ve shown how it can work in Australia and New Zealand, we’re looking to grow the business globally.”
He adds that “We’ve established a presence in North America and will be targeting the US market next with some world-first innovations.”
The Sylo Smart Wallet is available on both iOS and Android operating systems. It is an app that combines a private messenger with a digital wallet. Users can send messages and make audio and video calls. They can also store bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as well as send and receive them in chat.