At the end of July, users began downloading the Bluechain phone app and setting up their eCards in preparation for the start of the MyState trial. The first payments commenced on Friday 29 July at Little Shoes Espresso in Hobart. Over the first week of August, customers used a variety of Apple and Android phones to connect with the Bluechain merchant’s iPad. All transactions completed successfully and were within the target end-to-end processing times. All in all, the first week was judged a great success.
MyState employee Susan Castley (left) makes the first Bluechain customer purchase at Little Shoes Espresso café in Hobart.