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Cryptocurrency: The good, the bad and the ugly

In 1937, Coca-Cola introduced its first coin-operated vending machine in the US, selling a bottle of Coke for a nickel. It took 70 years until they started accepting credit cards in Australia, but less than another 15 years for the beverage giant to announce, in June 2020, that their 2000+ vending machines across Australia and New Zealand would accept Bitcoin for payment. In doing so, they joined a growing number of major brands – including Amazon, Subway, CVS (the American pharmacy chain), Te