Oct. 21 (Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N) said on Thursday that customers at some of its U.S. stores will be able to purchase bitcoin using vending machines installed by Coinstar.
Coinstar, known for its machines that can exchange physical coins for cash, has partnered with the digital currency exchange CoinMe to allow customers to buy bitcoin at some of its kiosks.
There are 200 Coinstar kiosks located at Walmart stores across the United States that will allow customers to purchase bitcoin, a Walmart spokesperson said.
Walmart was the subject of a cryptocurrency hoax in September when a fake press release was issued announcing a partnership between the world’s largest retailer and Litecoin. The news had briefly sent the prices of the little-known cryptocurrency surge. Read more
Uday Sampath report in Bangalore; Editing by Devika Syamnath
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