Last Sunday, decentralized identity startup Civic introduced three beer vending machines in its booth at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festival in Austin, Texas.
All three crypto accepted vending machines have been demonstrated at work to allow attendees to get a taste of what’s to come when the vending machines are released later this year: a $15,000 machine that can verify a user’s age and accept payment via crypto. The units are currently available for pre-order.
To avoid contravening the law, the machines are able to verify a user’s age, which will ensure that they cannot be used by people under 21. Payments are made through Civic’s CVC coin.
Civic expects the machines to be a huge hit, especially at activities such as music concerts, sporting events and even some bars. All of these require age verification and an automated system to enable that will go a long way toward appeasing regulators. The company is already discussing distribution channels and partnerships with other entities, but won’t disclose its secrets.