December 4, 2021

В магазинах Walmart начали продавать биткойны

The sale of cryptocurrency is carried out as part of a pilot program through Coinstar terminals.

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American supermarket chain Walmart began to offercustomers the opportunity to buy bitcoin, reports CoinDesk. The journalist of the publication personally made sure that the service was working by buying a cryptocurrency at one of the points of the network in Pennsylvania.

Cryptocurrency is sold through Coinstar terminals.

“Coinstar in collaboration with CoinMe launcheda pilot program to allow customers to buy bitcoin with cash, said Molly Blakeman, director of communications at Walmart. "There are 200 Coinstar terminals in Walmart stores in the US."

After depositing the bills, the machine issues a coupon.After that, the buyer must register on the Coinme website, go through the KYC (Know Your Customer) procedure, after which he can use the coupon. The terminal charges a commission of 4% and 7% for cash exchange.

CoinDesk said that Walmart did not dothe official announcement of the sale of cryptocurrency in their stores after fake news about Litecoin support appeared in September. Then false information was published even in the official account of the Litecoin Foundation, which led to increased volatility in the market.

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