Walmart Starts Selling Bitcoin on its Stores
US retailer Walmart has started offering its customers the opportunity to buy Bitcoin at several dozen US stores, CoinDesk reports.
Bitcoin is sold through 200 Coinstar terminals located in the stores of the network.
Walmart communications director Molly Blakeman said:
“Coinstar, in partnership with Coinme, has launched a pilot that allows its customers to use cash to purchase Bitcoin.”
According to Coinstar’s website, after depositing money in the terminal, the client receives a paper coupon with a code. Then, he/she needs to register on the Coinme wallet website and go through verification. The terminal charges a commission of 4% for buying Bitcoin and 7% for exchanging cash.
An announcement was spread in September in the media on behalf of Walmart according to which the retailer allegedly planned to integrate Litecoin. Both organizations later denied the news.