Cryptocurrency enthusiasts would like nothing more than seeing major retailers accept Bitcoin payments directly. Albeit there is no additional hardware cost for brands to do so, they will need to train staff members to complete transactions. A new petition has surfaced on Change.org to have Walmart accept Bitcoin payments moving forward.
Walmart and Bitcoin Is An Interesting Combination
One of the most often heard complaints about Bitcoin is how consumers struggle to spend cryptocurrency on everyday purchases. Grocery shopping, for example, is next to impossible with Bitcoin these days. Although there are intermediate services available, such as Gyft or a Bitcoin debit card, the experience is not the same.
Several people have come together and created a petition. The primary objective of this Change.org petition is to get Walmart to accept Bitcoin payments directly. This initiative comes at an opportune time, though, as the store chain is dropping Visa as a payment method due to the high fees associated with this payment method.
While there may be an argument to be made as to how Bitcoin is cheaper and equally is convenient, it is doubtful Walmart would accept cryptocurrency