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Author Topic: [2018-05-12] This Crypto Vending Machine Can Tell If You're 21 And Sell You Beer  (Read 17 times)
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May 12, 2018, 02:07:19 AM
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"We're definitely not in the beer-vending business."

That might not be something you'd expect the marketing manager for a crypto tech company to clarify, but it's perhaps now necessary when discussing Civic, the startup founded by entrepreneur and "Shark Tank South Africa" star Vinny Lingham in 2016.

Announced Friday, the San Francisco-based startup will unveil the world's first "crypto beer vending machine" at CoinDesk's Consensus 2018 next week. No gimmick, Civic sees the prototype, built and branded in partnership with beverage giant Anheuser-Busch, as a way to demonstrate the utility of blockchain-based identity verification schemes.

In short, any conference attendee will be able to walk up to the machine with their Civic app, where they can verify whether they are of legal age and make a purchase.

Read more: https://www.coindesk.com/the-worlds-first-crypto-beer-vending-machine-has-arrived/

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