Civic announced that it would release a prototype of a beer vending machine which would accept cryptocurrency. The vending machine would be the first of its kind and if successful, the company would release more machines.
Civic is a crypto-startup which was founded by Vinny Lingham the star of the famous show “Shark tank South Africa.” It is a decentralized blockchain which helps in smooth transactions and keeps the identity of the user safe.
The company announced that it would unveil the very first crypto vending machine next week at Consensus 2018, a conference in New York City. It was built with the help of the famous beverage company Anheuser-Busch.
To buy beers, the customer is required to download the Civic app on their phone and scan the phone with the code on the machine. The application also confirms the age and checks if the customer is of legal age or not.
Currently, the company has no plans to extend the distribution but if it meets the expectations of critics, the company would release it as soon as possible to the general public.
Titus Capilnean, the communications and marketing manager of Civic said:
“We’ve been thinking about practical ways of bringing crypto technology to a more mainstream audience, and how can we go so so niche that it’s so easy to understand for a regular individual. Proof of age seemed like the best low-hanging fruit.”
Titus further added that this idea is limited to just beer but could be used for other age-restricted products, too. Civic plans to extend into other products like casinos, entering into the gambling scene, and ball games.
Mixwell, a Twitter user says:
“Wat? Civic can’t deliver on secure decentralized identity so they just selling flat beer now?”
Daniel another Twitter user sarcastically said:
“hell yes; time to fill my house with beers. But I have one question, whats the difference between crypto-beer and normal beer?”
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