Today, weʼre thrilled to officially announce Flexa, the new company and app behind a push to make all cryptocurrencies spendable at retailers around the globe.
The Flexa team has decades of payments experience, and at this point, we believe that the best way for global commerce to become more efficient and accessible is by bringing cryptocurrency to the masses.
A new app for spending cryptocurrency
To this end, we’re introducing Flexa, a new app that makes it easy to spend your cryptocurrency in stores — instantly — with a simple scan of your phone.
Flexa is our first foray into creating a world where consumers can spend the cryptocurrencies of their choice quickly and easily, whether in stores or online, and we’re looking forward to seeing how people use it to unlock the power of cryptocurrencies in the physical world.
The Flexa app is currently in private beta, but you can join the waiting list and learn more on our website.
A new, open network for developers
We’re also proud to introduce a new, open protocol called Flex Network Protocol, or FNP, which has been designed to facilitate payments from any wallet, in any coin, to any merchant, across the globe.
Flexa is the first app enabled using FNP, which is already connected to many high-profile merchants. And soon, FNP will offer instant acceptance of potentially hundreds of cryptocurrencies to developers all over the world.
In the longer term, our vision is for FNP to become the open, seamless standard for cryptocurrency payments in stores and online. Join our mailing list or follow us on GitHub to learn more about our upcoming merchant APIs and developer SDKs.
Making cryptocurrency matter
Through FNP, developers will soon be able to easily manifest the benefits of instant cryptocurrency spending for their own end users on the open Flex Network Protocol. It’s hard to overstate how excited we are about this new initiative.
After all, the founding team of Flexa came together around a passion for empowering buyers and sellers to connect using the currencies of their choice along with the full freedoms and privacy provided by the blockchain.
By making cryptocurrencies spendable in mainstream commerce, our sincere hope is that we can help bring the full promise of blockchain technologies to people all over the world.