Starbucks would like to clear up all this Bitcoin confusion.
The coffee chain, in an e-mail to the publication of technology and science Motherboard, said that "it is important to clarify that we are not accepting digital goods from Starbucks.We are currently announcing the launch of trading and conversion of Bitcoin. However, we will continue to talk to customers and regulatory authorities as space evolves. […] Clients will not be able to pay Frappuccino with bitcoins. "
What made this explanation necessary?
Starbucks announced on Friday that it would be traded in Bitcoin, along with Microsoft and International Exchange (owner of New York Stock Exchange), in a partnership called Bakkt. A barrage of news suggested that the announcement would mean that customers would be able to pay for their coffee using Bitcoin.
The excitement could have happened because, as Motherboard says, until today "it is practically impossible to buy something normal with [Bitcoin]."
But according to the next statement of Starbucks, the closest that customers can expect to pay for their coffee with Bitcoin, at least for now, is that the exchange will convert digital resources like Bitcoin into US dollars, which can actually be used by Starbucks.
In addition to traditional money or paper, customers now have the option to pay for Starbucks items with the famous mobile app in the chain, which is said to exceed Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.