The most known digital currency globally is Bitcoin. Not only that, it is attracting more and more people day by day as people are drifting away from fiat currencies and becoming more interested in hard money. No wonder at this rate, it is soon going to take over as the main mean of financial transactions. The question, however, arises is how to spend them? Who accepts it as a mean of payment?
You wouldn’t be asking this question if you had the knowledge of those businesses which accept it. Not to worry because this article will guide you to the places you have been trying to find.
Microsoft started accepting bitcoin as payment from the beginning of 2015. All you have to do is top up your account using bitcoin and you can purchase apps, movies, and games in Windows and Xbox stores. Unfortunately, this isn’t applicable to the Microsoft online store so you are limited to that.
Overstock is probably the first huge company which started to let people spend bitcoins, since January 2014. It is a retailer shop and deals in a range of products including clothing, furniture, home products, baby accessories and a lot more.
You can probably guess by the name that this site deals with some kinds of gifts. It does deal with gift cards, and also has a mobile phone application that allows the users to purchase gift cards for several sites e.g. Amazon, Home Depot, Sephora, etc. This app actually lets you indirectly spend bitcoins on the sites which actually don’t accept them so that’s a pro.
Recently partnering with Braintree, Paypal has made it very comfortable for several million people to transact using bitcoins. It accepts bitcoins as well as many other cryptocurrencies as a payment method. It is one of the safest and secure systems for online transactions worldwide.
A worldwide gadget retailer site. You just name it and you’ll find it there. From computer components to laptops and Industrial or home machinery to cutlery and lighting equipment, you will find it all there. Just select the bitcoin under the payment option and you are good to go.
Expedia is one of the most famous online travel booking agencies. It has allowed the crypto-enthusiasts to book hotels during their travel with ease. Expedia also plans to extend this feature for booking flights and other things as well
The dish is a television and internet providing service. To many people’s surprise, it is the first-ever subscription providing company that started accepting bitcoin. So if you are in the area where Dish Network operates, You can start cashing your bitcoins.
We are all aware of Wikipedia. It is the most widely searched encyclopedia. What everyone knows is that you can almost find anything on Wikipedia, but what the masses don’t know is that it also accepts payment in bitcoins.
It is a platform for setting up your personal online business and has been dealing with bitcoin since 2013. Currently only accepting bitcoin, Shopify plans to extend this feature to other cryptocurrencies as well.
10. Virgin Galactic
Virgin galactic is by far the most surprising company which accepts bitcoin. It is a spaceflight company that is working on constructing commercial spacecraft, aiming towards space tourism.
The final verdict is that as many well-known companies have started accepting bitcoin as a payment option, many others are likely to join them soon in this world which is shifting towards digital currencies.