Spend crypto at your favorite retailers with SPEDN powered by flexa and Gemini
Big names are coming to the crypto space, companies like Whole Foods and Nordstrom are now accepting digital currencies, thanks to the partnership between Gemini and Flexa.
The two companies join forces and made this possible by implementing a mobile payment system, like Apple pay, that uses digital scanners.The app Spedn was created to facilitate these transactions, currently available for iOS with Android on the way.
Flexa managed to convince retailers to configure current system scanners to recognize the signals given off by the Spedn app in order to accept crypto. As a customer, all you have to do is hold up your app for the cashier and pay, it’s pretty simple. Payments can be made in the form of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, or Gemini Dollar. The merchant, on the other hand, will receive the currency of their choice in real time.
Users have reported the app works as advertised, just deposit your currency and the balance will adjust after purchases.
Some other partners that have jumped on board with the project include;Jamba Juice, Starbucks (unofficially), Baskin-Robbins, Bed Bath & Beyond, Barnes & Nobles, Express, GameStop, Lowe’s, OfficeMax/Office Depot, Petco, Regal, Ulta, Crate & Barrel, and hopefully many more to come.
If you’re an iPhone user, Make sure to check out this phenomenon in the app store and try it out!
Until then, Happy shopping!