Brazilian Crypto Enthusiast Launches Bitcoin-based Coca Cola VM
In Brazil, a vending machine selling popular soda drink Coca-Cola for bitcoins has been created, as crypto enthusiast Ricardo Reis reported in his blog.
Reis, the creator of the apparatus, specified in his post that the payment system of the machine uses the Lightning Network protocol. The Brazilian used a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, a water pump, and a touch control panel to create the device.
Sergey Kotlyar, the head of the Bitrefill platform, expressed the opinion that the ease of use and user-friendly interface of LN solutions directly affect their mass use by average users, according to his speech at the Baltic Honeybadger 2018 conference.
The general director also believes that modern payment technologies can significantly expand the capabilities of trading platforms. According to his statement, the integration of new solutions will help to reduce the costs of conducting multiple transactions among crypto exchanges. However, Kotlyar avers that everything depends on how actively the platforms will take part in the implementation of this protocol in their systems.
As previously reported, a team of crypto enthusiasts at the Baltic Honeybadger 2018 conference (September 22–23) in Latvia presented their project The B Foundation, by means of which they intend to attract sponsors to improve the Bitcoin ecosystem and the Lightning Network.