The evolution of digital currency as a legitimate form of payment continues. After a successful rollout to Whole Foods grocery stores and other retailers in the U.S., Flexa is introducing its crypto payments platform to Canadian merchants. More than 7,500 retailers in the country will soon be able to allow shoppers to pay directly with their crypto assets. According to a blog post from a few days ago, the payments platform is going to be available to \u201cresidents of the Great White North\u2014from Yukon to Nova Scotia and from Vancouver to St. John\u2019s.\u201d The platform will be launched in two stages, first with the introduction of the Flexa network to residents in Canada and then with the platform\u2019s integration with merchants \u201cincluding some of the nation\u2019s largest retail, entertainment, and fuel brands\u201d by the first week of next month. The company adds, \u201cFlexa\u2019s Canadian customers can spend freely on the network when they visit the United States\u2014starting today. And similarly, when our Canadian merchant partners go live north of the border, U.S. residents will be able to spend their cryptocurrency in Canada without having to worry about foreign exchange rates or conversion fees. Flexa wallet deposits will continue to be securely custodied and fully insured through our partnership with Gemini, which makes SPEDN one of the easiest and safest ways to use your cryptocurrency wherever you go.\u201d The ability to provide Flexa in Canada is going to be delivered through a partnership with CoinSquare, a Canadian crypto exchange based in Toronto. That relationship is also going to facilitate Flexa\u2019s ability to introduce on a wider scale, its Flexacoin collateralization, as well as a crypto wallet SDK (software development kit) for both Android and iOS devices. Flexa adds in its announcement, \u201cLaunching Flexa to customers outside of the United States\u2014and in turn, bringing affordable, secure, and fraud-free payments to even more people\u2014brings us one step closer to fulfilling our ambition of making cryptocurrency spendable everywhere, and rebuilding payment acceptance for the modern era.\u201d In the U.S., Flexa is partnered with the Gemini exchange to allow retailers across the country to accept digital currency payments. Among the retailers set up in the network, in addition to Whole Foods, are Starbucks, Nordstrom, Crate and Barrel, Baskin Robbins, Regal Cinemas and more. Payments are available to be made in Bitcoin Core (BTC), Ether, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin and Gemini.