June 14, 2021

Prominent U.S. chain store will accept Bitcoin

American chain of 24-hour markets, cafes and gas stations Sheetz has added support for payments in cryptocurrency.

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From May 27, the stores of the chain accept payments inBitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin. It is the first chain of stores to allow shoppers to pay with digital currencies. Payment in cryptocurrency will be available at gas stations and other retail outlets of the network. The company has 622 points of sale in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia.

All transactions are processed by the Flexa payment system. She maintains customer accounts in the My Sheetz Rewardz loyalty system.

Flexa is logged inautomatically when connected to a payment gateway via POS terminals. This reduces transaction costs and the risk of fraud, and also simplifies the process for buyers.

In late April, US flexible workspace provider WeWork announced support for cryptocurrency payments as part of a partnership with processing service BitPay.

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