Buying Pizza with Crypto
PURA ATMs for mass adoption
In Ecuador, the PURA community is preparing for mass adoption with community-based projects such as supporting local startups that want to provide solutions to the cryptocurrency market. Last Tuesday was the birthday of the 8th Pizza Day, the day the crypto community celebrates the first Bitcoin transaction for a consumer product, which in this case were two pizzas.
On May 22, 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz posted a request on Bitcointalk to trade 10.000 Bitcoins for two pizzas. It was unlikely he knew how Bitcoin would unfold!
In Quito, Ecuador, the group of CriptoAsesores invited the PURA community to celebrate this important day at a local pizza restaurant. Six local crypto startups presented their projects to the audience. “We had expected about 50 people to attend the event, but the community came with 120 people. Consequently, this shows the big interest in cryptocurrencies in the Latin American markets”, said Jimmy Romero of CriptoAsesores.
One of the startups, CRIPTEC, presented their first dispenser machine, the Crypto Dispenser CT one-way ATM. The participants bought Bitcoin at the machines and paid with cryptocurrencies over the integrated POS system. Furthermore, many guests paid for their pizzas and drinks at the machines and were very excited about the technology made in Ecuador. The dispenser machines are ready to sell Bitcoin and PURA, as well as to receive PURA in the POS System. “The crypto dispenser is ready to sell PURA to all PURA lovers. The first five machines have already been sent to Europe for testing in the markets there. We are working towards mass adoption of PURA with our one-way and two-way machines. Now we are just waiting for the PURA Aurora mobile wallet. We will then start to sell PURA with the ATMs”, said David Coloma, Technical Director of CRIPTEC.
PURA for the Common Good
PURA is a cryptocurrency to provide you and society as a whole with a foundation to practice decentralized social responsibility and contribution. To emphasize, PURA is for putting decision-making power on how to allot funds for common good back into the hands of people. The PURA community wants to make a difference. In detail, PURA wants to establish an environment that pioneers a new method of societal organization. Please read our Whitepaper for more information.