Coca-Cola Amatil Island agents have more than 2,000 vending machines in Australia, according to Australian media, “Australian Financial Review” (Finacial Review) reported that the company has to pay and digital startups Centrapay reached an agreement, adding “in vending machines Sylo “Smart Wallet” allows consumers to buy Coke directly with Bitcoin.
Sylo Smart Wallet is a decentralized digital wallet that supports most cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and all ERC-20 tokens. However, Amatil’s vending machines currently only support Bitcoin.
An Amatil spokesperson told the Financial Review that they represented Coca-Cola in Australia, New Zealand, and four other countries. They started paying with QR Code a few years ago, but previously they only supported fiat currencies, not Cryptocurrency.
A spokesperson for Amatil said.
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The epidemic strengthens the trend of “cashless payment”.The CEO of Centrapay, Jerome Faury, pointed out that due to the impact of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, the public began to realize that consumption in public places should avoid contact with anything as much as possible.
Farui pointed out that the cooperation between Centrapay and Amatil is to enable more people to use the cryptocurrency and make the cryptocurrency more friendly to the people. Because the past cryptocurrency payment is very complicated and the user experience is not good, this time they try to simplify things. .
After the consumer selects the product, the sales opportunity displays the QR Code. At this time, the consumer can use the Sylo wallet to scan the QR Code. The wallet will automatically convert Bitcoin to Australian Dollar (AUD) or New Zealand Dollar (NZD). Next, when Ya! Coke will fall out of the vending machine.
“Now we have shown the operation of this (Sylo Smart Wallet) to the people of Australia and New Zealand. We are now seeking global business development and have established a period in North America. The next step is to “target the US market.”
In addition to allowing vending machines to accept cryptocurrency payments, agent Amatil is also actively promoting to allow more retailers to accept cryptocurrency payments instead of only cash payments and mobile payments.
In addition to agents working hard to expand their business, The Coca-Cola Company (The Coca-Cola Company) has also begun to use blockchain to solve supply chain problems.
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Coca-Cola’s sales are all over the world, and the shipping process is relatively complicated and cumbersome. Sometimes an order can take up to 50 days from order placement to shipment. In view of this, Coca-Cola partnered with SAP, the world’s largest business software company, to provide a supply chain solution in November last year, which simplified the tedious order process of past orders to only one week.
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