No, Walmart did not announce plans to simply accept cryptocurrency

a person standing in front of a store: Walmart will now allow customers to pay using cryptocurrency. Chris Hondros/Getty Images

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Walmart will now enable clients to pay utilizing cryptocurrency. Chris Hondros/Getty Pictures

GlobeNewswire on Monday printed a press launch claiming Walmart would enable buyers to pay utilizing cryptocurrency – but it surely turned out to be a faux.

The announcement claimed all of Walmart’s e-commerce shops would come with a “pay with litecoin” possibility starting October 1, earlier than it was deleted a number of hours later.

Walmart spokesperson Randy Hargrove instructed CNBC the discharge was “not genuine,” however some information shops, together with CNBC and Reuters, had already printed articles

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