Fortune contacted six of the retailers participating in the Flexa service, including Whole Foods, and none of them provided a comment. According to a person familiar with the project, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the reason for the silence is because the crypto payments are still an experiment, and retailers don’t want to discuss them until they gain a better understanding of the technology and consumer demand.
eBay rumor debunked.
“Cryptocurrency is not accepted as a form of payment on the eBay platform, nor is it part of our payments strategy,” said a company spokesperson on Monday in response to the building speculation.”
“... retailers accepting cryptocurrency-based payments include Barnes & Noble, Baskin Robbins, Crate & Barrel, Express, GameStop, Lowe's, Nordstrom, Regal Cinemas and Ulta.
While cryptocurrency experts turn to stablecoins as a way to make the digital currency market more consistent, critics say stablecoins have historically failed and may not be redeemable for the promised amount.”
Here is one business that tried and gave up accepting cryptocurrency payments.
“Twitch is notably a subsidiary of Amazon…... a popular live streaming platform that as of May 2018 has over 15 million daily active users, has recently quietly stopped accepting bitcoin and bitcoin cash payments, as the options to pay with these cryptocurrencies seemingly vanished.”