Flexa Launches App Where Shoppers Can Spend Crypto at 15 Major US Retailers

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Payments startup Flexa unveiled an app where consumers can spend cryptocurrencies at major American retailers. The app was unveiled during the first day of the Consensus conference in New York City on May 13.Tyler Spalding, the company’s co-founder, announced to attendees that Spedn is already live — and an accompanying news release confirmed that Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, GameStop, Lowe’s, Nordstrom, Office Depot and Whole Foods Market are among the stores now accepting payments via the Flexa network.Spalding stated that Spedn’s goal is to make cryptocurrencies spendable everywhere while ensuring merchants receive payments exactly like they did before.In a nod to the importance of simplicity when making crypto payments in brick-and-mortar stores, the Flexa executive said transactions can be made in three steps: adding crypto to the Spedn wallet, tapping a supported brand and scanning a code. Spalding added:“If you want to buy some food, or maybe…

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