In general, we see the use of bitcoin (BTC) as a means of making trading… In your daily life, you are used to paying in cash or by credit card. However, today, there are a multitude of products that you can afford with bitcoins. Let’s review nine things you didn’t think you could buy in cryptocurrency…
A little Starbucks coffee? Go ahead help yourself! And you can even pay in bitcoins (BTC)! That’s right, now you can buy a simple cup of coffee with “cryptocurrency gold”. In 2021, Starbucks, one of the most popular and widespread coffeehouse chains in the world, partnered with the Bakkt digital wallet to enable bitcoin payments at checkout. Customers simply add their Bakkt digital wallet to their Starbucks app. They can then pay quickly and conveniently using bitcoins at any Starbucks location.
Although you can’t buy everything you want directly with bitcoins, you can circumvent this problem by buying gift cards using “the queen of cryptos”. You can then use them to pay for a number of products or services in the traditional way. A particularly popular site for purchasing cryptocurrency gift cards is known as Bitrefill. Bitrefill lets you buy gift cards for thousands of brands using your bitcoins, including Amazon, Xbox, Steam, Nike, and even Uber. But it does not stop there. You can also buy gift cards on Bitrefill with Litecoin, Ethereum, and more.
Do you need a new laptop? Are you looking for a new smartphone? If you have some bitcoin funds set aside, you can use them to buy tech products. One of the biggest tech companies currently accepting bitcoin payments is Newegg. Like several other altcoins, Newegg allows bitcoin payments through BitPay, a cryptocurrency payment processing application. But it is important to note that Newegg does not offer refunds for purchases made through BitPay. Several other companies also accept payment in bitcoins to purchase technology products, such as Crypto Emporium. You can even sell your technology for cryptocurrencies on this site.
Are you going to do your weekly shopping? You may be able to use bitcoins to pay for them. You can either purchase a gift card for the grocery store of your choice or use a payment processing app. In France, this method is not yet very widespread unfortunately. All you have to do is locate the shops where the logo above is displayed! There are about 300 businesses in France that allow the use of bitcoins as a means of payment. The Passage du Grand Cerf in Paris has even become the “bitcoin boulevard”! Indeed, the 20 merchants of the passage now accept bitcoin as a currency of exchange.
If you like both games and cryptocurrencies, now you can merge the two. There are many ways to buy games using cryptocurrency. You can purchase a gift card online for the seller of your choice, such as Steam, PlayStation, or Xbox, or you can use a dedicated website that accepts crypto game payments. Joltfun is a great example of a website that accepts bitcoins for purchasing games. Using this site, you can either purchase keys for specific games or add funds to another game seller’s wallet. You will then receive an email containing the key code when you purchase a key. You can then use it to activate the game on a supported platform. Other sites, such as Keys4Coins, offer the same service.
You cannot only buy physical products with bitcoins. You can also buy subscriptions! Whether you want to subscribe to a VPN provider, a clouds or even to a streaming service, you can use your bitcoins (BTC) to do so. Some subscription services accept bitcoin (BTC) payments directly. Otherwise, you will have to go through a gift card channel for others. For example, you can pay for an ExpressVPN subscription on the company’s site using your bitcoins (BTC), but you’ll need to buy a gift card to pay for a Netflix subscription with your crypto.
Take the plane
Who knew the day would come when you could travel the world using your crypto? If you want to fly without using traditional money, it is now possible. There are websites you can use to pay for flights with your bitcoins (BTC), including Travala, AlternativeAirlines, and AirBaltic. Also, you can buy gift cards for hosting using the sites we mentioned in the third part of this list. Even better, the airline Emirates Airlines has announced its intention to use Bitcoin (BTC) as a means of payment.
Fast food and takeaway
If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat or book yourself a nice dinner, you can use your bitcoin funds to do just that. Starbucks, Burger King, and select Subway locations all accept payment in bitcoins. This is also the case for KFC and Domino’s Pizza. However, this openness to the world of cryptocurrency is not happening uniformly across the globe. Thus, for the moment, payment in bitcoin is only made in certain countries and France is not included. You will therefore have to wait a little longer to be able to order take-out in virtual currency. You can also buy gift cards with your crypto to pay for takeout through Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Deliveroo.
For now, few clothing companies accept bitcoin (BTC) payments, but there are still a few that do. These include Norstrom Rack, Etsy (for some stores) and Pacsun. Many clothing companies that accept bitcoin use payment processors, like BitPay, to facilitate purchases. You will therefore need to check what you need to do before trying to use bitcoins to buy clothes from these brands.
the “King of Crypto” being increasingly adopted, more and more companies are beginning to accept it as a form of payment. One day, cryptocurrency payments may be commonplace! All your favorite brands will then follow suit. But for now, you can still get great products and services using your bitcoins (BTC).
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