The company plans to also accept dogecoin, ether, litecoin and more currencies in the future.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

ALTOONA, Pa. (KDKA) — Sheetz has announced it is going to start accepting Bitcoin at select locations this summer, saying it is the first convenience store chain to accept the cryptocurrency.

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Sheetz is partnering with payment network Flexa and technology company NCR to make the addition of digital currencies as a payment option possible.

The announcement, made on Thursday, says that the company intends to also accept other currencies such as dogecoin, ether and litecoin.

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Digital currencies can first be used at Sheetz Cafe locations but will eventually be accepted at Sheetz fuel pumps.

This payment method will be facilitated in part through Flexa-based apps.

“Proud to be a partner and provide more payment options to our fanz 🙌” Sheetz wrote on its official Facebook page after sharing a post from Flexa.

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Sheetz has hundreds of locations across the region, including in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.