The American coffee company and coffeehouse chain, Starbucks will integrate cryptocurrency payments until the end of 2019.
In the United States, the visitors of Starbucks will be able to pay with Bitcoins. Such an opportunity will appear before the end of 2019, that will be possible with the company’s cooperation with the Bakkt platform, which is developed by the operator of the New York Stock Exchange ICE.
Customers will be able to pay for purchases using Bakkt software, which will instantly convert cryptocurrency into traditional money. According to sources, the owner of Bakkt agreed to transfer a certain share of its enterprise to Starbucks, the amount of which was not disclosed. It turned out to be disproportionately large, taking into account the conditions of cooperation in which Starbucks did not make any financial investments in the development of the website.
In the summer of 2018, information appeared in the network that Starbucks visitors would be able to pay for coffee with bitcoins. The press service of the company responded that customers will not be able to pay for frappuccino with cryptocurrencies, but they will be able to convert digital assets into traditional money and pay them in coffee shops.