How to SPEDN on the Flexa Network

It’s weirdly instructive to watch videos of people paying with Zcash at places like Chipotle, Barnes & Noble, GameStop or Dunkin Donuts. These videos are a rare look into the harmony of combining a private blockchain with existing payment rails.

Chipotle https://twitter.com/readaboutme1991/status/1532045664485625856?s=20&t=prKdlIFrnxNJG3GAE7TshQ

Barnes and Noble https://twitter.com/bubby_io/status/1527303065187016704?s=20&t=bADLtkj8xZHm1FzY0fk7hg

Dunkin Donuts https://twitter.com/CharlotteZcash/status/1518054367353618438?s=20&t=gUQeBVYq1O4hQuIExV9fiA

GameStop https://twitter.com/paywithzcash/status/1548379455151714309?s=20&t=BQNnmQIT9DSbEvATmGpZNg

Starbucks (B&N cafe) https://twitter.com/paywithzcash/status/1525853136027525120?s=20&t=5ZguuTW-vFErH62J3wdcqQ

So what exactly is happening in these videos? When Zcash and Flexa are used together, ZEC coins encrypted with zk snarks are sent to an app that uses a network to collateralize, exchange, and deliver instant payment to a merchant in the merchants preferred currency. Data that can be exploited is hidden, onlookers know nothing, and even the merchant is in the dark about a users identity, balance, or transaction history.

One more thing you might like. You don’t have to ask a Dunkin Donuts cashier if you can pay with Zcash or BTC or ETH. You just create a Flexa code on your app which can be scanned like a gift card. The merchant doesn’t have to know you’re using any cryptocurrency at all, unless you want them to know.

So you’ve watched the videos. You’re excited and want to start paying with Zcash at mainstream retailers. How to do it today?

  1. Download a Zcash mobile wallet. Keep the private key or seed phrase safe and secure.

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