Technology news affecting the convenience store industry

Bitcoin, digital currencies expanding what commerce means

TUCSON, Ariz. -- When Selena Gomez is explaining complicated financial transactions, that’s a party. On the plane ride over to the Conexxus meeting , I watched the movie "The Big Short," which was part drama and part history lesson of the mortgage crisis and subsequent collapse of Wall Street that...

Minimum-wage tipping point may bring artificial intelligence to c-stores, Conexxus futurist says

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A robot or some form of artificial intelligence could replace many physical or customer-facing tasks at the convenience store of the future if costs match what retailers are already paying flesh-and-blood human beings, according to the keynote speaker at the annual Conexxus...

Startups place kiosks for digital currency at sites on both coasts

IRVINE, Calif. -- Even though some convenience-store operators don’t even know what Bitcoin is, several stores on the West Coast and reportedly one in Virginia have placed ATM-style devices that will allow customers to purchase the digital currency. Begun in the late 2000s as a digital version of...

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