American grocery store chain Kroger has denied claims that it is accepting cryptocurrency payments.
According to Reuters, Kroger is the second retailer to recently fall victim to such a scam.
Crypto has gradually found its way into the grocery store vertical in various forms. In 2019, Safeway — another major American grocery chain — began offering Bitcoin rewards through Lolli, similar to Kroger.
Cryptocurrencies’ underlying blockchain technology has also been slated to play an important role in the grocery industry. A 2019 study by research firm Gartner predicted that 20% of the top 10 global grocers will be using blockchains by 2025.