Editorial Team

The closed beta of a new “one-tap” mobile payments app that allows users to load up Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and pay for goods and services at stores like Starbucks and Nordstorm without having to manage cryptographic keys has launched.

Flexa users can use their phones to go shopping in the real world, tapping once for a “flexcode” and swiping at a merchant’s POS terminal to complete the transaction. The app manages the amount and the wallet address, converting the cryptocurrency payment at the market rate.

The company established in 2018 in the New York by Kathleen Pierce-Gilmore, a former PayPal executive; Trevor Filter, a UX developer for American Express; Tyler Spalding, CTO for Raise; and Zachery Kilgore.

According to a publication from, the development team aims at transforming payment platforms by eliminating fraud and giving people the freedom to select their preferred method of payment-without banks and bank cards.