Currency

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Western Union Lets International Amazon Customers Pay With Own Currency

Customers who take advantage of the e-tailor's PayCode option can visit a local WU branch to let the financial institution make the currency exchange for them

Brand Activation & Immersion JP Morgan Offers Customers Own Non-Volatile Cryptocurrency

The U.S. bank will regulate the JPM coin to avoid value fluctuation, ensuring a 1:1 dollar exchange as it strives to capture the growing mainstream crypto audience

Video Making Convenience A Currency

Watch MasterCard’s EVP of North America Marketing & Communications speak at PSFK's Future of Retail 2019 Conference on retail’s phygital future

Grocery, Convenience & Supermarket Coinstar And Coinme Bring Bitcoin To Grocery Store Shoppers

A new partnership between Coinstar and Coinme allows grocery shoppers at Safeway and Albertsons to exchange cash for bitcoin through Coinstar kiosks, increasing accessibility to the crypto economy while driving foot traffic to stores

Retail Overstock Sells Ecommerce Business To Focus On Blockchain Investment

The company's founder intends to sell the entire retail business and focus on investments in blockchain technology and startups

Automotive Rolls-Royce Dealer Lets Customers Purchase With Bitcoin

The option of using the digital currency to buy vehicles from a Texas Rolls dealer is driven by desire for ease and simplicity from customers making luxury purchases

Transactions & Payments Messaging Giant Creates Its Own Cryptocurrency Exchange

Line is leveraging its popularity with over 200 million users to launch its own cryptocurrency exchange program that supports 30 different coins, hoping to capitalize on the hot crypto market

Interview Interview: Making Crypto Selling And Investing An Everyday Affair For All

Cred's founder Brendon McQueen illuminates PSFK readers on how the accessible platform is bridging the gap between cryptocurrency exchanges and mass adoption, and how shopper education is at the root of its rollout

Baby Boomers Op-Ed: The Marketing Potential Of Boomers And Un-Money

Founder and CEO of NYC-based marketing agency Renegade Drew Neisser explains how marketers can take cues from two speakers at PSFK's CX Conference who revealed the potential of the underserved baby-boomer demographic as well as offering non-traditional currencies and exchanges

Technology Social Platform Lets Users Buy Upvotes And Downvotes With Bitcoin

Thundermessage, a new social newsfeed platform, allows users to curate their newsfeed content, by investing in bitcoin, users are able vote on what content deserve to be seen by the platform's community

Food & Beverage McDonald's Lets Consumers Redeem MacCoins For A Free Big Mac

The international fast-food retailer created MacCoin giveaways in honor of the Big Mac's 50th, letting consumers exchange the currency for the iconic burger in participating countries

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Singapore Airlines Fliers Can Use Digital Wallet To Purchase Goods With Their Air Miles

The airliner's blockchain-based digital wallet lets passengers translate their accrued miles flown into digital currency, which they can then use to purchase real-life goods

Transactions & Payments Amsterdam Airport's Bitcoin ATM Allows Travelers To Exchange Euros For Crypto

Schiphol airport has installed a cryptocurrency station in the hopes of making currency exchange more convenient for international travelers

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Queensland Is Transforming Into A Crypto-Friendly Tourism Destination

In a partnership with TravelbyBit, the Australian state is streamlining tourism transactions everywhere from the airport to beach resorts, facilitating currency exchanges and encouraging global visitors