According to a Fox Business report, Schultz hinted a blockchain app. He spoke about the use of cryptocurrencies in conjunction with the payments app. He noted that the company "probably" would move in that direction.
I think blockchain technology is probably the rails in which an integrated app at Starbucks will be sitting on top of it.
Just a month ago, the former chief executive spoke about the chain's plans to utilize the tech, especially on the payments front. However, he dismissed the idea of using bitcoin.
According to Schultz, he suggested that the tech may play a role in how Starbucks works to “expand digital customer relationships”.
I believe that we are heading into a new age, in which blockchain technology is going to provide a significant level of a digital currency that is going to have a consumer application.