Coffee chain Starbucks has no plans to accept bitcoin as payment, according to the Motherboard with reference to the press-Secretary of the company.
“It should be noted that we are not going to accept digital assets as payment. Most likely, the exchange [Bakkt] will allow you to convert bitcoins to American dollars that consumers can spend in our network. At the moment we are working on trading and exchanging of bitcoin, but will discuss further actions with clients and regulators on the development of the industry”, — said the representative of Starbucks.
The company’s role is limited to consulting and participation in the development of various applications for conversion of bitcoin to Fiat currency.
“Consumers will not be able to pay for your frappuccino with bitcoins”, — said the press Secretary, hinting at the CNBC headline that claimed the opposite.
Recall that the operator of the new York stock exchange (NYSE) Corporation Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in partnership with Microsoft, Starbucks and BCG will launch a global eco-system for trading and storage of digital assets Bakkt.
After the announcement of ICE a number of media, including ForkLog, announced that Starbucks will begin accepting bitcoins as payment. The original was made by CNBC, where they were placed comments of the head of the cryptocurrency hedge Fund BKCM Brian Kelly about the positive impact of events on the first cryptocurrency.