Bitcoin Soda Machine

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Take a look at the soda machine of the near future. Unlike traditional soda machines that accept coins or dollar bills, this one accepts Bitcoin and Litecoin. The machine displays a QR code on the screen for the customer to scan using a Bitcoin app on his/her phone and hit the send button. It’s that simple.

Something like this will show up on the screen.

Something like this will show up on the screen.

Here's the screen powered by a Raspberry Pi.

Here’s the screen powered by a Raspberry Pi.

There are two different units available for purchase – a wifi-only version for $250 and a 3G version for $450. The 3G service is through Sprint and will be provided at no extra charge for 2 years. From the official website,

“Please contact us at [email protected] for details and sales information.
We happily accept Bitcoin and Litecoin.
We also accept paypal.”

For anyone who’s used a traditional soda machine, you probably know how annoying it is when you have no coins or crumpled bills. And while some machines accept credit cards, credit card skimming is a very real problem. Bitcoin soda machines would be a lot more convenient and secure. Personally I hope to see more Bitcoin-related innovation such as this soon. It’s things like this that’ll help make Bitcoin more mainstream.


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